Experiencing the Divine
Today is the last Sunday in the season the Church calls Epiphany. We have been looking at passages of scripture that remind us of wonderful manifestations of God. In today’s text we have perhaps the greatest epiphany before the glorious resurrection of Jesus. It is called the Transfiguration.
Jesus took Peter, James, and John up on a mountain to pray. In Luke’s Gospel, prayer is usually the supreme posture for experiencing a divine manifestation. Remember how after his baptism Jesus was praying, and at that precise moment the heavens were opened, the Spirit descended, and the voice of God was heard.
Now Jesus was on a mountain praying. Suddenly he was transfigured. He face and clothing became a dazzling light. Those sleepy disciples became instantly awake! I can almost picture them shaking their heads and rubbing the eyes, then peering again into that light. Continue reading