Sunday, February 11, 2018

Transfiguration Sunday, February 11, 2018 Psalm 2:6

In Christ, you are the Lord’s. To rebel against the Lord’s Anointed is also to rebel against the One who anointed him. The psalm refers to the Davidic king and is ultimately fulfilled in Christ. The English word “Messiah” comes from the Hebrew word for “anointed one” and the English word “Christ” comes from the Greek word for “anointed one.” On the mountain of Transfiguration, Moses and Elijah will speak to the Lord’s anointed one and His glory at the cross and empty tomb. 1 

Throughout life’s journey, there are many mountains and valleys with which we must traverse. What has been your experience during such episodes? What have you learned?   

We are just a few days from the start of our Lenten pilgrimage. Since Jesus has come to the full possession of God’s glory, He is prepared to fulfill His mission as the Messiah by going to Jerusalem to the cross. As we step away from the Mountain of Transfiguration and walk through the valley of Lent, remember that Christ accompanies you along this journey. Walk with him along this year’s Lenten Pilgrimage. 

Hymn: ‘Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here (Lutheran Service Book 414:1)
‘Tis good, Lord, to be here!
    Thy glory fills the night;
Thy face and garments like the sun,,
Shine with unborrowed light.

O God, in the glorious transfiguration of Your beloved Son You confirmed the mysteries of the faith by the testimony of Moses and Elijah. In the voice that came from the bright cloud You wonderfully foreshowed our adoption by grace. Mercifully make us co-heirs with the King in 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. 2

1 The Lutheran Self Study Bible © 2009 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
 2 Collect for Transfiguration, Lutheran Service Book © 2006 Concordia Publishing House, St, Louis

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