Day: Proper 19C
Lectionary Passage: 1 Timothy 1:12-17
Scripture Focus: 1 Timothy 1:13-14
One of my favorite movies is Transformers. In it the heroic Autobots battle the evil Decepticons to save Earth. The cool thing is that both Autobots and Decepticons are robots that can transform into machines. My favorite one is Bumblebee. He’s an Autobot who transforms into a yellow sports car. I think it is so cool how the Autobots can start out as one thing and then transform into something completely different like a car!
And that reminds me of our Scripture passage. It’s not talking about Autobots, but it does talk about transformation. That’s when you start out as one thing and become something different. In our Bible passage, we learn that a person can be transformed! We can go from being an unbeliever to being friends with Jesus. Even though we look the same on the outside, on the inside a major transformation has happened. Instead of thinking bad things about God or not believing in God at all, when we are transformed, we learn that God loves us and we love God back. Now that is a pretty cool transformation!
Let’s pray: God thank you for helping us to become something totally new when we become friends with Jesus. Help us teach others about this amazing transformation. Amen.