Thoughts 28th Nov

Mark chapter 9 – ‘Jesus took Peter, James and John with Him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone.’ (verse 2)

As we read on, the three disciples see Jesus ‘dazzling white’ and see Elijah and Moses with Him. This was clearly too much especially for Peter who starts blurting out meaningless sentences as he scrambles to come to terms with the glory of God seen in Jesus before him.

I can think of many times I’ve said things on the spur of the moment, perhaps intimidated meeting someone (important) for the first time, and regretting the stumbling words. The great thing with Jesus however is that it doesn’t matter if we feel we’ve messed up and said the wrong things to Him. He knows our thoughts even before we voice them.  The most important thing though is that we still come to Him and receive His welcome to approach His glory as we are touched and cleansed by His redeeming love. Let us come to Him afresh today.

Lord Jesus, glorious ascended risen Lord, please bring your light, hope and love to the dark places in our neighbourhood which so need your transforming touch. Come, Lord Jesus.

Amen.

Photo of the Monastery of the Transfiguration on Mt. Tabor by Prateek Gautam on Unsplash