As I walked along a quiet wooded New Jersey road this morning, I heard a strange buzzing noise above and to my right. Planted atop an electrical pole, the unexpected sound came from a transformer. I don’t know the specific reason for that transformer, but I do know transformers boost and reduce current. Homeowners like you and me can then use the forceful power of the electrical transmission, reduced for our appliances and lights.
To transform means to change the nature, function, or condition of something, as heat transforms water to steam. Usually it implies a change for the better.
Job presents an unusual case study in the transformation of tragedy. From Chapter three to Chapters 38-42, Job’s condition improves. From his obsession with the desire to die, his mental, emotional, and spiritual attitude undergo a radical transformation. At the end, Job yields to God, intercedes for his critical friends, and lives to enjoy a full, rich new life.
Have you ever wondered how that happened? What factor or factors transformed the despairing, death-seeking (thought not suicidal), shell of a person, to one in which he lives out his life with his fortunes restored?
Let’s explore that question together.