The Journey 62: Transformation in my personal life
Read: John 21: 15-19
Key Verse: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come”[ 2 Cor 5:17]
I Pad 3: Apple it seems has set March 7th as the date when they intend to unveil the latest model of I Pad. I have a few of my friends here in Philly, who are so eager to lay their hands on I Pad 3, and they said they will try be one early buyers of I Pad 3. Just like them there are millions of apple users who are waiting eagerly to get their hand on the latest apple product and the company feels that they may face huge shortage if the demand is more than the supply. The rumors is that the latest apple I pad has some wonderful features like 4G LTE Connectivity to make the browsing on the internet lightning fast and also to see to it that they don't fall behind the other leaders in the industry like Samsung with its Galaxy products, who have already the 4G LTE connectivity. I Pad 3 may also have Siri, which is the famed artificial intelligence system that made its debut on the I Phone 4S with a better version. It seems I Pad 3 will boast of A6 Quad-Core Chip which will give the tablet the much needed boost in speed setting and finally the retina display make the viewing of the pictures and movies also a sight to watch. These are only potential changes that may be seen in the I Pad, till we get the authentic information from Apple. But whatever be it everyone is glued to the news of the new version coming out in the market and people wanting to lay their hands on it. Everyone is interested in a newer version of a product basically because it can sometimes be more relevant and more useful and effective with the challenges and the demands of the present day work. I believe when I think of Christian life and the transformation that God does in our life, is also something similar like that of the I Pad 3 but totally different in nature and the function.
This week we were meditating on how we can bring transformation in our personal life based on the life and ministry of Simon Peter. Yesterday we learnt how Peter buckles under pressure, cracks and then denies Jesus Christ. In today’s bible portion, the risen Lord Jesus Christ is again encountering Peter and this encounter is very important for Peter as he is going through pangs of guilt and also remorse at his past actions. But Jesus strengthens him gives him the responsibility of feeding his lambs. A failed person is once again reformed, strengthened and given the charge to the Lord’ ministry. Here is Jesus communicating to him that Christian life is not once in a life experience but on the contrary a day to day life experience walking with Lord, whereby by the power of the Holy Spirit, he is made into new creation to do His work. Paul says that if any man is in Christ he is a new creation. This new creation is an everyday process, as I walk with the Lord daily. Thus the Lord is making something new in me and out of me, so that I become an effective witness of my Lord in this world. For some, new creation is something that they experienced long time back when they came to know the Lord. It is here we need to consciously submit our life to God’s hand so that he transforms us daily and we become a new creation daily, to do his ministry effectively.
Apple brigs a new model of the I phone or I pad may be once in a year, but Jesus Christ makes us a new creation daily. That is what transformation is all about.
A new model or a new creation?
Let us Pray: Lord as we walk with you, you bring into our life experience of change and experience of transformation. Help us to always experience this change and newness every day so that we become more like you. Amen