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Saturday, March 19, 2011

2nd Sunday in Lent

Mark 9:2-10 Transfiguration of Christ, the 2nd Sunday in Lent.
"Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James and John and led them on a high mountain apart by themselves; and He was transfigured before them.  (Ref. also Matt 17:1-8) (to change outside appearance, to transform so as to exalt or glorify)  His clothes became shining exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them. (Ref Dan.7:9)

  And Elijah appeared to them with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus.  Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, "Rabbi, It is good for us to be here; and let us make 3 tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses and one for Elijah"- because he did not know what to say, for they were greatly afraid.
  And a cloud came and overshadowed them; and a voice came out of the cloud saying, "This is My beloved Son.  Hear Him!"   (also ref. Ex. 40:34)

Suddenly, when they had looked around, they saw no one anymore, but only Jesus with themselves.  Now as they came down from the mountain, He commanded them that they should tell no one the things they had see, till the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
  So they kept this word to themselves, questioning what the rising from the dead meant."  (Ref also John 2:19-22)

  Wow!  What would you have thought if you were there??  What questions would you have for Jesus?  Would you want to run back home and tell everyone what you had seen or could you obey and tell no one of what had transpired?  The disciples had such great faith in Jesus and they obeyed.  Don't you wish we could all follow Jesus with such great faith? 
  Each week we are leading up to the Death and Resurrection of our Lord.  These few weeks will be the last time that the disciples will see their beloved leader before he rises again to fulfill the scriptures.  Even though they do not understand the whole message, they are willing to trust and obey, just like the old hymn says. "Trust and obey, for there is no other way...."
Hymn writer-John H. Sammis, 1846-1919
Hymn Music - Daniel B. Towner, 1850-1919

When we walk with the Lord
In the light of His word,
What a Glory he sheds on our way!
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

There are 3 more verses and to view them all if you do not have a hymnal, just search on line: lyrics for Trust and Obey hymn

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you will take away a blessing! God Bless and have a wonderful Day!
My Christian heart to yours....

1 comment:

Ginny said...

Yes, at the time they were going through it all, they did not know about the whole plan and could not see or read like we can!! Talk about faith!!! And the disciples who followed him before his crucifiction, what great faith!