The other night Tom and I went out on a date to the movies. We saw Transformers. We never watched the television show the movie is based on but we were familiar with it. The good thing was we didn’t have to pay for it – free passes are cool.
What I liked about it:
1. I got to be with Tom
2. It was free
3. Cool special effects
4. Some funny lines
What I didn’t like about it:
1. It was too long
2. Too cheesy
3. Inappropriate scene (Just one in which the mom in the movie was talking about inappropriate activities of her son. It just wasn’t necessary and there were young children at the movie.) I know that some people may have enjoyed this movie and this isn’t meant to insult you. I was glad when it was over.
The whole premise for the movie is that these robots can change into cars, trucks or other machines. They can hide in plain view.
We are called to live in this world but not act as it does (2 Corinthians 10:3). Are we transformers? Do we hide in plain view of the world without the world knowing our “true identities?”
When we became Christians we are called to no longer conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2). We need to be seen. The problem has been Christians have a bum rap. People aren’t impressed with the fact we love God. Our witness is not in what we say but in what we do. Our actions speak louder than our words or ability to quote scripture verse on demand. If I’m truly transformed, then my walk will back up what my words say. If I’m truly transformed, then I’m not invisible. If I’m truly transformed, then the world will be drawn to Jesus instead of want to run away.
Sometimes because of the bad press we have as Christians we are called to hide in plain site. Our goal is to bless the people that Jesus came on earth to save – those who don’t know Him.
This weekend is our annual Water Follies in the Tri-Cities. The main attraction is hydroplane boat races. There are food and other types of booths. Our church has a booth and we purposely make our booth look like we are not a church. We do free dream interpretations and give free life readings (a life reading is simply a prophetic word). People won’t come to our booth if they think we are Christians. When they leave they are encouraged and uplifted. They come just a little closer to God. Stay tuned to learn more about this outreach. Until then have a great week.
© Nadine Z. 2007