How a Certain Kind of Augmented Reality (AR) Can Change Your Life

Augmented Reality is in the news everywhere these days, thanks to new initiatives by Apple and Facebook. It’s touted by some as the next really big thing that will change our lives.

 Augmented reality is "a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user's view of the real world, thus providing a composite view.” (Photo by  Tom  on  Flickr  ;  Licence )

Augmented reality is "a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user's view of the real world, thus providing a composite view.” (Photo by Tom on Flickr ; Licence)

But I’m talking about a different kind of AR. 

Instead of a computer-generated image, this one is a God-generated image. 

Imagine seeing a representation of Jesus going everywhere with you superimposed by God into your vision. Would that change anything for you? 

Isaiah has that kind of experience one day as he goes to the temple to worship and pray. All of a sudden, God and angelic creatures are there, and he sees the glory and holiness of God. Presumably, anyone else in the temple that day wouldn't have seen this augmented reality. 

It changed him forever.

You may never have an experience like Isaiah's, but your experience of God's glory and holiness doesn't have to be all that different. And you, too, can be changed forever by a vision God wants to generate for you. I'll explain how this weekend as we look at Isaiah 6:1-8 in our Gospel Project series. 

Do you know someone who needs a vision of God's beauty that you can invite?