A Mountaintop Experience

In today’s Gospel (Mark 9), Jesus takes his three closest friends, Peter, James and John, to the top of a mountain where they see Jesus dazzlingly transfigured before them, and they hear the words, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!”  This miracle on the mountain is interpreted as a preview of how Jesus was to become God’s light after his resurrection.

Pastor Eric uses the Chancel Choir’s Anthem, “In This Very Room” to relate the magical event on the mountaintop, experiencing God’s light and love through Jesus, to our own lives.  When something sudden and illuminating happens to us we ask ourselves, “Can this be Jesus acting within and around me?”  After all, that is the promise…”the light of God’s glory shining in us”.

Listen to the gospel and sermon at the link below.