Luke 9:28-43 And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. Reflect: Consider some of the mountain top experiences of your life. What was the mountain you climbed to get there? How did your perspective, your life, your faith change at the top of the mountain? Did you come down and share your experience? Did you come down changed? Have you lived as a changed person since then? Reflect and Practice: Are there places in your life where you have remained on the mountain......
Sylvia Dunstan, a Canadian born minister and hymn writer, focused much of her hymn writing career on creating lyrics that were based on Scripture. This week, leading up to Transfiguration Sunday, I offer the texts of one of her hymns to you. This particular text is a prayer that we may be changed like Christ was changed on Mt. Tabor. So, in this middle of this week, pause to pray and reflect on these powerful words based on Matthew 17. Transform Us Transform us as you, transfigured, stood apart on Tabor’s height.......
Have you ever noticed how people change? Some change for the better as they grow, mature, and learn from practically everything that life throws at them. Others withdraw and harden their hearts in opposition to the pain and fear within themselves and the world around them.The truth is we probably all change in different ways at different times…sometimes for the better and sometimes not. And, in my experience, other people rarely notice those changes right away. Our view of one another is like a picture, a snapshot of a fixed moment in......