Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Morning Cup of Tea : The Transfiguration

Today we are in chapter 17 of Matthew. Please read the first 13 verses.

Jesus took Peter, James, and John up on the mountain. There he shone with a bright light and Moses and Elijah stood with him, talking. Can you imagine seeing that sight? The three disciples were in such awe they wanted to build three tabernacles right on the spot--one for Jesus, one for Elijah and one for Moses.
  But then a cloud overshadowed them and they heard a voice say "This is my son in whom I am well pleased. Hear him."  The three disciples fell on their faces and were afraid! I'm not sure I wouldn't have fainted after that.Jesus told them not to be afraid, and let them know it was okay. When the three looked up, Moses and Elijah were gone. 
  They asked Jesus Why do the scribes insist that Elijah must first come again?
  Jesus said it was true, and he did. People didn't believe him, and treated him badly. He, Jesus, would suffer at their hands as well. The disciples knew he was talking of John the baptizer.

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