Thursday, March 2, 2017
Daily reading: Luke 9:28-45
Tuesday February 28, 2017
Focus passage: As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed and his clothes flashed white like lightning. Luke 9:29
Peter, James and John are taken up the mountain with Jesus, perhaps to gain a sense of what lies ahead as followers of Christ, to see who they ultimately are following. When Jesus is praying he is transfigured before their eyes. His face shone and his clothes became dazzling white. Then Moses, the giver of God’s law, and Elijah, the greatest prophet in the Old Testament, appear and are talking to Jesus.
As Moses and Elijah are about to leave, Peter senses that this amazing experience is about to be over. And I love Peter’s response, because I can see myself saying the exact same thing. He has been on this extreme adventure with Jesus and he doesn’t want it to end. Peter wants to do something!
Peter represents this mindset we wrestle with, when we try to preserve, set the parameters and wall in a moment in time. Peter wants something to hold onto and so he physically tries to stop and create a space for longevity.
Peter wants to do something.
Prayer: God, we often try to do something to get Your attention, not realizing that all along You have been trying to get our attention. May we hear Your voice throughout our day. Amen.
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