WEEKLY DEVOTIONS PAGE
SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY .
THEME: FULLY HUMAN, FULLY DIVINE.
SCRIPTURE: St. Matthew 17 v 1 – 9. The Transfiguration.
REFLECTION: Do you have a special holy place? A place where you can be with God alone. In the transfiguration account that we read today Jesus is following in the footsteps of Moses on the mountain. Jesus took with him Peter James and John the future leaders of the church. We ourselves can often experience transformation with mountain top experiences. But we know that we cannot accomplish anything on the mountain itself. We need to come back down to accomplish anything. God is everywhere. But do we always see him or are we inclined to ignore him? We meet to worship him to be transformed by Him for worship that continues in our daily living. Who are we – individuals and the church? How can we/do we grow into the child God created us to be. From the example of Jesus we see that this is trust. He is clear about his identity as the son of God. Do we put too much emphasis on the mountain top experiences rather than meeting God in the thick of everyday life? ere does Jesus accomplish his mission? Where does he send us? We go on learning and growing. We are a Work in Progress and we make mistakes. But be still and listen to God.
HYMN No 259 v 4. Jesus is the chosen one
Living hope of every nation
Hear and heed him everyone
Sing with earth and all creation
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
PRAYER OF SUSANNA WESLEY:
Help me to remember that religion is not to be confined to the church or closet nor exercised only in prayer and meditation but everywhere that I am in Thy presence. AMEN.