Revenge of the fallen
The other night I sat down with my kids to watch again one of the Transformers films – Revenge of the Fallen. I have watched this film perhaps more times than I should (even know some of the lines lol!) For those who know me well know I love a good sci-fi film. This genre has been my favourite since a little girl.
It was a certain scene that my daughter and I started talking about the excerpt I have included below. My daughter said you should write a blog about that so here I am, sitting at my laptop talking about Transformers.
It’s interesting that in the beginning of the film when Sam picks up the shard from the ‘All Spark’ it falls out of his hand and falls into the kitchen. Immediately all the electrical goods it comes in contact with come alive and are immediately Decepticons – they want to do bad, and set about destroying the house.
Being bad isn’t something they think about, they have inherited it by default, it’s their default setting.
It’s only later on in the film when Jetfire (who used to be a Decepticon) makes a comment about it that you begin to realise they have a choice… They can choose which side they want to be on.
Jetfire: What planet am I on?
Sam Witwicky: Earth.
Jetfire: “Earth?” Terrible name for a planet. Might as well call it “Dirt”. “Planet Dirt.” Tell me, is that robot civil war still going on? Who’s winning?
Sam Witwicky: The Decepticons.
Jetfire: Well, I changed sides to the Autobots.
Sam Witwicky: What do you mean changed sides?
Jetfire: It’s a choice. It’s an intensely personal decision. So much negativity… who wants to live a life full of hate.
So my daughter and I talked about this, we talked about choices. Life is full of choices, we can choose to love or we can hate. We can choose to forgive or not to forgive, we can choose to do right and we can choose to do wrong, yes we have a choice.
We can choose to be a follower of Christ or we can choose not be. That’s the beauty of choosing it’s totally up to us. Jesus never forces this on us, He shows us the reality of things and allows us to choose. That’s what He does. When you read the Gospels that’s what you see, in every line, Jesus speaks to the people and He gives them the choice of a better way of living. Yes the Gospels come from different angles but they all point to the same thing. Salvation is a choice.
I chose to be a followers of His, and I don’t regret it. No I’m not perfect and no I don’t always make the right decisions in my life, but I definitely have no regrets over this one, to live a life full of His love. And every day that choice gets tested, by situations, circumstances, plot twists! But I have joy in knowing that I have a Father who wants the best for me. He didn’t say that I would live in a bubble and things would be plain sailing, that’s just not true, things will happen. But I know that in those times of challenges I have a choice to believe what He said in His word about me and for me, and not let the situation captivate my mind. To see beyond where I am and change my perspective, my viewpoint. To go up higher…
As I continue on this journey of life I will continue to learn to love and be loved, forgive and be forgiven knowing that how I see myself now isn’t where I will be at the end of my journey. By transforming my mind by His word I shall become everything I’m supposed to be.
Romans 12:2 Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And do not imitate this world, but be transformed by the renovation of your minds, and you shall distinguish what is the good, acceptable and perfect will of God.
Romans 12:2 New International Version
Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing perfect.
Until the next time – from the worshiper who happens to be…