Have you ever had the opportunity to see someone in a new light?
In Matthew 17, we're told that Jesus and three of his disciples go up to the top of a mountain. On that mountain, the disciples get the opportunity to see Jesus in a new light. Scripture tells us that Jesus' face begins to shine like the sun and his clothes become dazzling white.
As we prepare for the Lenten Season, we too look for a Transfiguration moment, for the chance to see Christ in a new light. As a church, we'll be reading through Matthew's gospel together, with eyes and hearts ready to experience Christ in a new way. (If you'd like to read along with us, daily Lenten readings will be posted on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/tygerriver)
This week's sermon wonders what it would take for us to see Christ in a new light, but it also asks how we can look to see others in a new light as well. You can listen below...
(Top image from Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Art in the Christian Tradition. "Transfiguration" by JESUS MAFA, 1973. "JESUS MAFA is a response to the New Testament readings from the Lectionary by a Christian community in Cameroon, Africa. Each of the readings were selected and adapted to dramatic interpretation by the community members. Photographs of their interpretations were made, and these were then transcribed to paintings.")