In a Light-Radiant Cloud
2-4 Six days later, three of them did see it. Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain. His appearance changed from the inside out, right before their eyes. His clothes shimmered, glistening white, whiter than any bleach could make them. Elijah, along with Moses, came into view, in deep conversation with Jesus.
5-6 Peter interrupted, “Rabbi, this is a great moment! Let’s build three memorials—one for you, one for Moses, one for Elijah.” He blurted this out without thinking, stunned as they all were by what they were seeing.
7 Just then a light-radiant cloud enveloped them, and from deep in the cloud, a voice: “This is my Son, marked by my love. Listen to him.”
8 The next minute the disciples were looking around, rubbing their eyes, seeing nothing but Jesus, only Jesus.
9-10 Coming down the mountain, Jesus swore them to secrecy. “Don’t tell a soul what you saw. After the Son of Man rises from the dead, you’re free to talk.” They puzzled over that, wondering what on earth “rising from the dead” meant.
Sit with the disciples on that mountain top.
Take a moment to remember
times when Jesus has been intimately close.
Savour those times and worship Him.
Sit with the dazzling presence of Jesus.
Take a moment to thank Jesus
for times when you have glimpsed His glory.
Lift up your heart in quiet adoration.
Sit in the presence of
His Father and our Father.
Take a moment to stop and listen:
”Listen to him,” says Father.
Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.
As Christian disciples gather for worship
across the country today,
Lord Jesus, draw back the veil
to reveal your resurrection glory.
Release Your people
from discouragement and defeatism.
Prepare Your people
for the challenges
of service and sacrifice ahead.
“Jesus stand among us
In your risen power.
Let us see your face, Lord.
Feel your touch of power.”