One of my favorite comic strips is Calvin & Hobbes. Calvin is an imaginative, spunky, rambunctious ten-year-old boy whose accomplice in crime is Hobbes, his stuffed tiger. One of my favorite recurring themes in C&H is when Calvin disappears underneath a cardboard box labeled in black magic marker, “The Transmogrifier.” In Calvin’s imagination, the Transmogrifier is a machine that can change him into a dinosaur, or a Calvinosaur, or it can change him into a space man or anything his mind can think up. He disappears underneath the box and Blam! He is instantly changed into his fantasy.
Have you ever wished you could be transformed into someone or something else? Just step in and step out transformed? If you have ever wanted to be transformed then I have good news for you. The worship of the True and Living God is our highest privilege, our greatest duty, and our deepest joy. God has created us for just this purpose: to worship Him, and to be transformed by Him as we worship. The Scriptures say, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Romans 12:1&2, NIV). As we come before the Lord with our sincere heartfelt worship, we will experience transformation through His power.
When we worship in Spirit and in Truth (John 4:24) God is pleased and we will be encouraged and transformed. The worship of the True and Living God is the ultimate Transmogrifier! So, let us worship the Father and be transmogrified!