For most young people today when you mention transformers they instantly think of cars and trucks that change into huge robots. But have you ever considered that we as Christians are intended by our Father to be transformers? The imagined world of alien robots that hide among us as ordinary automobiles and then suddenly change into huge, crusading defenders of good… really isn’t a bad definition of who we are supposed to be.
Christ’s atoning death that we celebrate next week was not only intended to secure our righteousness and thereby reunite us eternally with God, but it was also intended to be the power by which we are transformed here and now into huge, crusading defenders of good! Through Christ’s work which is now within us we should be undergoing a daily transformation that reveals the person of Christ through and in us.
We read in John 7:38 “Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’ ” ESV
Christ should be flowing out of us into the lives of all those around us. This is only possible as we are transformed into his image and likeness and ultimately that should be the inescapable conclusion of a life lived with Jesus in it.
Easter is about transformation. Without transformation you really haven’t gotten the meaning of Easter.