Saturday, March 03, 2012

matthew 17:1-9

And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. And Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah." He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him." When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces and were terrified. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, "Rise, and have no fear." And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only. And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, "Tell no one the vision, until the Son of Man is raised from the dead."

{lord jesus, show us your glory,
and give us ears to listen
to what you have to say to us.}

2 comments:

  1. the transfiguration of Christ is so powerful. it's some what of a special holiday or um BIG holiday in the orthodox church it's celebrated on august 6th.

    this is hymn we sing on that day:

    You were transfigured upon the mount, O Christ our God, and Your disciples, insofar as they could bear, beheld Your glory. Thus, when they see You crucified, they may understand Your voluntary passion, and proclaim to the world that You are truly the effulgence of the Father.

    i love you hannah girl. i admire you so.
    xxO

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    1. kelly, love that hymn!
      so grateful for scripture at the ready!

      xo

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