Doctor Who Regeneration/Personal Transformation
You may have read a post that I wrote a few weeks ago about Doctor Who. There is no character in the show called Doctor Who. There is simply a character called The Doctor. To truly explain the show would be difficult. Simply enough, Doctor Who is a show about a Time Lord who travels through time and space solving mysteries. That description does not do the show justice.
One of the constants in this show is that The Doctor regenerates from time to time. As a plot device, this is to accommodate a change in actors for the role. It is usually the result of the character being near death and he regenerates into a new body. It is an interesting event that takes place. Fans of Doctor Who will eagerly await the new Doctor to see if they will like him.
The Doctor’s regeneration occurs to me when I think of the salvation that we gain through Christ. We are not near death. We are dead. Stone. Cold. Dead. There is no hope. Except for Christ. He regenerates us. Since we are in Christ, we are new creatures. The old has passed away. The new has come. Much like the Doctor.
But it doesn’t stop there. While the Doctor will regenerate on occasion, Paul tells us to do it on a daily basis. We are not to conformed to the pattern of this world, but we are to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. While we may not understand how the Doctor regenerates, we are transformed by our minds being renewed.
It’s pretty neat to see that something’s that is meant to entertain and ends up reminding you of the work Christ has done for us.
Do you ever see great illustrations in TV, films or media?