I love watching a transformation.

Over the past few years we have watched the Royals transform from a team known for losing into the World Champions.

As a parent I have watched my kids transform from babies who were virtually helpless to teenagers who are virtually helpless….just kidding. They are amazing kids :).

As a Missourian, we get to watch the weather transform…sometimes within a few days the temperature can vary more the fifty degrees…and now I’m ready for a cooler transformation.

Another part of life where I love to see transformation is when an old building is transformed into something beautiful. Less than two years ago, our church building was an empty, dilapidated building and now it has been transformed into a beautiful, useful building.

As much as I love to see transformation in sports teams, the weather and buildings, there is nothing that compares to a transformed life.

This Sunday, I will share a sermon from Romans 12:1-2 entitled, “The truth about transformation.” The key ingredient to personal transformation is the mercies of God. And when we experience the mercies of God firsthand, transformation always follows.

Personal transformation is a miracle to experience and a miracle to watch in others. Whether or not you have experienced personal transformation, I know you will be encouraged by the verses that the Apostle Paul penned nearly two thousand years ago.

Although there isn’t much we can do about the weather or the Royals…we have incredible hope for our lives to be transformed by the mercies of God.