• Rev. Richard

Transfiguration of Jesus

Updated: Feb 25


At last night’s circuit service, we focused on the Transfiguration of Jesus in preparation for Lent.  Lent starts with the Ash Wednesday Circuit Service at Sale Moor at 20.00 and runs through to Easter Day.


Lent is a time of repentance where we ask Christ to search our hearts in order to be a better Christian.  I think of it in terms of having a spring clean by inviting Christ to do the cleaning or getting an MOT of our Christian faith.


As the MOT of a car gives us a work-to list of what areas we, alongside the mechanic, need to rectify so too does Lent give us the opportunity to sort out those areas of our lives with the help of the Holy Spirit.


There are 40+ days (forgetting Sundays) to focus on what God might be calling us to look at.  40 is the same number of days Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness which suggests that if he needed that time then so do we.


So, as you prepare for this period of repentance, pray that your life will be changed,


Dear God,

Be a new part of my life from this moment,

May I be open to your presence

That I will know you in Christ.

Show me how I may be a better person

And have courage to let you work in me

For your good purposes,

Amen


Bible Reading

The Transfiguration

17 After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.

Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”

While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”

When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified. But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.” When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.

As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus instructed them, “Don’t tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”

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