I’m reading this book about Jesus’ disciples (it’s written as a personal story from the perspective of each disciple). I am moved by the transforming spirit of the Christ to completely change the lives of these 12 men, plus many others that were around them.
They were willing to drop everything (even change their names in a couple of instances) and adapt this whole new way of life. It reminded me of my personal story of being transformed by Christ. After spending several years looking for happiness & satisfaction through material means (partying, drugs & unproductive relationships), I finally glimpsed the Christ through a trying experience. I was struggling & searching for healing, so I decided to read the four Gospels. I found a translation that made sense to me, and I became so engrossed with it, I couldn’t put it down.
Jesus lived a fearless life and I so wanted to live that way, too. The message of Christian Science taught me that all the “works” that he did and what he taught can be applied and lived today. God’s transforming, healing power can save us in any situation.
Well, I dove in to this message, took up the study and practice of following Christ (through Christian Science), and I haven’t looked back!
Isn’t it interesting that this healing power, which has existed for thousands of years (well, for eternity actually) is still as powerful, beautiful and transforming today? There is nothing in the world that can give you that kind of guarantee! I am still in awe of the permanent transforming power of Christ.
Do you have a transforming experience you’d like to share?
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Great blog, Lindsey. Which translation of the gospels did you find so compelling?
It was the J.B. Phillips New Testament in Modern English. I know it is a well-loved translation by many. 🙂
Wonderful post for healing and supporting ones’ quest for Truth and living It. Many thanks Lindsey and I hope to meet you at the Portland Summit. Much love, Ginny
Hi Lindsey! What’s the book on the disciples you’ve been reading?
Thanks for your posts. I find so much support and care from reading them!
Good to hear from you!
The book is called “Armed with Love” — it’s an older book that I found on our bookshelf. Have you heard of it? I’m not sure how historically accurate it is, but it has certainly given me a glimpse into what things may have been like for the disciples.
Blessings to you.
I’ve never even heard of it! Sounds interesting; I’ve been thinking a LOT lately about what it would mean to see Jesus walk down the street and invite me to join him in his journey…and what that would mean and feel like. Think I will go check it out. Much love. N