Walter White once said “Chemistry is, well technically, chemistry is the study of matter. But I prefer to see it as the study of change.” That was long before he made his first batch of methamphetamine which sent him down a path that would cost him everything. Blame it on the cancer, the lack of finances, the family’s needs, but in the end he can only blame himself.
For those who have watched through the show we know Walter started with an amazing gift of knowledge that was being used in a standard life as a middle/lower class citizen working as a chemistry teacher and as a car washer trying to support his family. No one really thought much about him because he was just going through life in a very sub-par fashion. It is when he discovers he has cancer that the normality of his life changes and he is born-again into a criminal world where he definitely does not match the typical meth cook look.
Through each season he dives deeper and deeper into a destructive lifestyle and put himself and everyone around him in more and more danger. If you have completed the show, as I have, you know that the ending the writers chose really could have happened at the end of almost any season but they chose to finally lay Walter to rest in the place it all started, a state of the art meth lab which he and Jesse designed together.
So let’s rewind back to that day Walter first realized his life was tragically going nowhere and he was going to die. What if that day God intervened? What if while Walter was coughing up blood someone of faith was being told by God’s Spirit to go up to a stranger and offer him eternal life through Y’shua? What if Walter White gave his life to Jesus and was born-again as a new creation in the kingdom of God? What if Walter being transformed to the likeness of Jesus then told his family and his community what Jesus did in his life? What if Walter brought the life transforming power of the Gospel to his school, his work, his cancer treatments, his former student Jesse, the owner of Los Pollos Hermanos, Gustavo? What if the story of Walter White was about how God saved him and everyone he encountered through the Power of Y’shua Ha Moshiach? Would that not be an incredible story?
Many people have very “Normal” lives just like Walter. In their own knowledge they chase after money, comfort, and satisfaction. Eventually we all face crisis and major life changes and we have to make some very important choices that will affect us and everyone around us. We can choose to chase hard after our own desires which will lead to our eventual demise, or we can ask Jesus to save us from our sins and transform our lives so that our desires become conformed to God’s and live a life of purpose that is eternal.
Walter White taught us a very valuable lesson and that is, nothing good comes from breaking bad. Ask Jesus in your heart today and be born-again to a life of meaning and purpose.
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