Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009 - The Transfiguration of our Lord - Mark 9:2-9

Today begins the preparation for the season of Lent. On the Mount Jesus is transfigured before three of His disciples as the Father declares Him to the His only Son in whom He is well pleased. Coming down from the mountain the Savior tells them not to repeat this story until He is risen from the dead.

During this special season we come down from the mountain of glory to the valley of suffering where we will witness the various aspects of the Saviour’s passion, suffering conflict and pain. At the end of this season we will rise with Him on another mountain, the mountain of victory at the empty tomb. As we journey together we will come to the same conclusion as these disciples that this Jesus is none other then the Savior of the world; the Father’s only Son, our Lord and our redeemer.

Let us walk with the Savior during this season as we enter this journey of Lent…

O God, in the glorious Transfiguration of Your beloved Son You confirmed the mysteries of the faith by the testimony of Moses and Elijah, and in the voice that came from the bright cloud You wonderfully foreshowed our adoption by grace. Mercifully make us co-heirs with the King of His glory and bring us to the fullness of our inheritance in heaven; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives, and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
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