Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Mark 9:2-4

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. 

The circle of knowing

It is a moment of seeing. But Peter, James and John do not yet know what they are seeing or exactly what it means. Nor do we, I suppose.

Knowing God is an evolving process. Events happen. We see something, feel something and are drawn into an experience of the wonder of God. But it takes years for us to know what it all means, if we ever do.

The three disciples see Jesus wrapped in light, shining with a glory beyond anything on earth. The wonder of God shines in and through him. They see him speaking … heart-to-heart ... with Elijah and Moses, two prophets who listened and lived in intimacy with God.

But they do not know what to do or say. They do not yet understand that they are being invited into that circle that they, too, may commune heart-to-heart with the Loving Mystery of God.

They … and we … are invited to see the glory of God shining in Jesus … and be drawn into the circle of loving communion that surrounds him.

This is God's joy ... and ours.  

Pr. David L. Miller