Christ Is Revealed In Jesus
The Scripture for Transformation Sunday is a beautiful peek into the deep mystery of seeing Christ, who existed before all creation itself, being revealed in Jesus.
It is a seeing, a vision into the very spirit, the core of who Jesus really was and is.
Time is ripped and eternity revealed as Christ talks with Elijah and Moses.
God proclaims who Jesus is and commands, “Listen to him!”
Then Jesus touches Peter, James, and John bringing them out of the vision, back into the present.
Is this how Jesus walked the earth as Christ? Jesus fully man and fully God, walking and hearing from God and angels?
But a deeper question begs us, Are we who are in Christ living this way? Is our eternal core walking in the Spirit, the glory of God flowing out of us? Do we really know who we are? For you are the light of the world.
What are you going to do about it?
So here’s the text. Put on the mind of Christ. What do you see?
After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.
Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”
While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”
When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified. But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.” When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.
As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus instructed them, “Don’t tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
naught be all else to me, save that thou art.
Thou my best thought by day and by night,
waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.
~ Ancient Irish hymn
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