2021_08_09 Insight Post- Kim Feld
This week's reading- Luke 9
Luke chapter 9 records the story of Jesus being transfigured on the mountain in the presence of Peter, James, and John. My imagination fails me as I try to picture the scene of Jesus, changed in appearance to reflect His glory, there on the mountaintop with Moses and Elijah. This scene with the three of them together is highly symbolic. Moses represents the Law, and Elijah the Prophets; Jesus is the fulfillment of all.
I imagine Peter, James, and John recalling that scene many times in their minds in the years to come after Jesus’ resurrection and ascension into heaven. Peter tells about it in his second letter:
12 Therefore, I will always remind you about these things—even though you already know them and are standing firm in the truth you have been taught.13 And it is only right that I should keep on reminding you as long as I live. 14 For our Lord Jesus Christ has shown me that I must soon leave this earthly life, 15 so I will work hard to make sure you always remember these things after I am gone.
16 For we were not making up clever stories when we told you about the powerful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We saw his majestic splendor with our own eyes 17 when he received honor and glory from God the Father. The voice from the majestic glory of God said to him, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.” 18 We ourselves heard that voice from heaven when we were with him on the holy mountain.
19 Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines in your hearts. 2 Peter 1:12-19 NLT
The whole story of scripture points to Jesus. His sacrifice was always God’s plan to redeem you and me. I pray that God would fill each of us with a sense of awe and wonder at the heart of Jesus who would give so much because of His great love.
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