Thursday August 8 2019


Scripture: Mark 9:2-13

Key verses: (5-7) 5 Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings,one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 6 He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. 7 Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!”

Reflection: The bright light of the Transfiguration is a reminder of God’s presence. God’s love. There was an intensity in the moment and it was terrifying to the disciples. The moment was intimate and holy.  I think that describes love. We either want to run from it or cling to it.  We often don’t love well and sometimes we don’t love at all.  The transfiguration was a private moment and yet it was participatory and shared. God’s love and adoration was bold and displayed freely.  The love, adoration and celebration were not to be limited to that private moment.

We are invited to express our love for Jesus. We are invited to express our love for each other. I believe holy moments can be found when someone adores and celebrates another. Light shines in those moments. Light and love give hope.  It is the knowledge of beloved-ness.

This was not a private moment but a promise that Jesus can and will be noticed.

Prayer: God, remind me of my beloved-ness today. May your love surround me so that I may be bold in loving. Amen.

Author: Michelle Thomas-Bush

[Scripture quotations are from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved].


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