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February 19, 2012 · 10:30 am

The View From the Mountain

Transfiguration Sunday
February 19, 2012
Text: Mark 9.2-9

The Lord be with you.  And also with you.  Let us pray:

Your Words are the Words of eternal Life to your people, Lord of All Creation.  Open our hearts and minds to the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we might be made new.  May the words of my mouth and meditations of all our hearts be acceptable in your sight, our Rock and our Redeemer, Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.

This morning we find our story takes place on a mountain top.  Now, unless you happened to set a liturgical calendar reminder in your iCal or Google Calendar, I am sure most of you made it to worship this morning without your hiking shoes.  And yet here we are all the same, following along with Peter, James, and John as we are led up this mountain by Jesus.

The funny thing is, I imagine most of us have seen the sights up here before.  That is not just because Transfiguration Sunday is a regular fixture in the church year, but more likely because of what we see in the view from the top.  Just as we climb the last rise, we see Jesus Christ transfigured before us.  Continue reading →

Filed under Transfiguration Lectionary Year B

Tagged as Cross, Crucifixion, Glory, God, Jesus, Sight, Son of God, Son of Man, Suffering, Transfiguration, Vision

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