Today we reflect on The Transfiguration our Gospel for the 2nd Sunday Lent
Change and the journey towards transformation is not easy, sometimes frightening always includes some pain and sacrifice. Our Gospel takes us further along the journey and attempts to show two important milestones, that will help us understand the end game.
Firstly – Big change is scary, but God gives us courage. Courage is not the absence of fear, but a knowing that what has to be done must done. And secondly transforming moments like the transfiguration in our lives tell us what the outcome of the change will be. Have you ever had what I call a Transfiguration Moment”………
I was in my early 20’s when I attended an event that changed my life. I attended a youth group with a group of other young Christian people. Having received some prayer one youth group evening, Jesus reviled himself to me in a way that in an instant showed me His glory as Lord and yet His desire, just to be with me as friend, and brother. The resulting change was almost instant.
Without that moment, my life would have been very different, as very probably the lives of the apostles.
In the case of Jesus transfiguration with the disciples – Peter, James and John in an instant knew Jesus in a totally different way – friend brother and Lord, and that the end game would be glorious. A different perspective in life is now obvious with an element of wisdom that comes from revelation rather than a knowledge that comes from learning. As we progress through lent on our journey with Jesus, we will come to understand more that we share our life with Jesus, that as we do so our lives transform.
My prayer is that Jesus reveals Himself to you in this wonderful way as we journey together toward our Easter salvation.