Thursday Greetings —  February 20

 

trans·fig·u·ra·tion

  /tran(t)sˌfiɡ(y)əˈrāSH(ə)n/

noun- a complete change of form or appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state

 

Friends,

Grace and Peace in the name of Jesus Christ! As I pen these words, I imagine many in our congregation anticipate having Friday off from work or school as snow is in the forecast. Kids and kids at heart are thinking ahead of what overpass or hill they will venture to tomorrow to sled. Some will be building snow people and having snow ball fights. Some of us will cozy up with a nice book by the fireplace and just take time to enjoy the moment. Ahhh…peace and quiet.

Sometimes just being present and taking in the moment is enough. In the story of the transfiguration of Jesus, Christ leads James, Peter and John high up on a mountain. His presence was transformed right in front of them. He face shone and his clothes became a brilliant white. Out of nowhere, Moses and Elijah appeared and were in conversation with Jesus. Then they were gone. Peter wants to build a monument to memorialize and commemorate this amazing event that has transpired. While he should have just been present to take in the moment, he was too busy thinking about earthly things. The disciples were more interested in building that in simply being.

We’ll unpack this a little more Sunday morning as we search for ways to be more aware of God’s presence in our lives. Perhaps we can catch a glimpse of what a transfiguration in our own lives might look like.

Have a safe weekend!!!

In Christ,

Michael Williams

 

Sunday Scripture

Exodus 24:12-18
Psalm 99
2 Peter 1:16-21
Matthew 17:1-9