Turn Aside to See the Marvelous Sight of the LORD!

Feb 10, 2019
First Reading: 

2 Peter 1:12,16-21

Peter reflects on the Transfiguration of Jesus and the declaration of the Father from heaven. What we hear in the Gospels from the evangelists is not a lie, but reality and was seen by many different eyewitnesses. The Scriptures confirm the truth of what has been seen by those eyewitnesses. The Scriptures are the testimony, not just of men, but of God the Holy Spirit. It is the flesh that desires to see “evidence”. How have we seen “greater things” than these in connection with the work of the Holy Spirit?

Second Reading: 

Matthew 17:1-9

The glory of Jesus was revealed to the three disciples in three ways: The radiating brightness of Jesus, the appearance of Moses and Elijah, and the voice of the Father from heaven. Jesus was clearly revealed as the fulfillment of all that was foretold in the Old Testament. He was about to complete that work through His impending suffering and death, pointing them - and us - ahead to the season of Lent. This was something they were not to share this with anyone… yet! When we, by faith, see the transfiguration of Jesus (the Word made flesh), how does this transform our hearts?