Monday, 10 October 2011

Monday 10 October 2011

Luke 9


28 About eight days later Jesus took Peter, John, and James up on a mountain to pray.29 And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was transformed, and his clothes became dazzling white.30 Suddenly, two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared and began talking with Jesus.31 They were glorious to see. And they were speaking about his exodus from this world, which was about to be fulfilled in Jerusalem.
  32 Peter and the others had fallen asleep. When they woke up, they saw Jesus' glory and the two men standing with him.33 As Moses and Elijah were starting to leave, Peter, not even knowing what he was saying, blurted out, "Master, it's wonderful for us to be here! Let's make three shelters as memorials—one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."34 But even as he was saying this, a cloud overshadowed them, and terror gripped them as the cloud covered them.
  35 Then a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, my Chosen One. Listen to him."36 When the voice finished, Jesus was there alone. They didn't tell anyone at that time what they had seen.

When we look at the transfiguration of Jesus a number of things might stand out. For example: Moses and Elijah appeared and talked to Jesus who represented the old covenant, the prophets and the new covenant. Moses being the old covenant, Elijah representing the prophets and Jesus the new covenant. We can even look at the conversation that was about Jesus fulfilling the prophecy to die in Jerusalem. But to me there is something else that I want you to see today. It is in the small things. Jesus prayed and His appearance changed, and God said that this is His son. And He clearly said listen to Him.

In our lives every day we can transfigure Jesus. You see the Lord is in us and us in Him. When the world looks at us the can see Jesus. How do we transform Him to the world? Do we show His love? And do we listen to His holy spirit?
When we pray we can also be transformed. The more we pray the stronger our bond becomes with Jesus. The more His glory will reflect in our lives.

Today, let your light shine out to this world and let Jesus be transfigured in you. For Jesus said in Luke 11:36: “If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light."

Jesus lives!

To God be all the glory.