Today is Transfiguration Sunday. It celebrates a wondrous event when three disciples were witness to Jesus speaking with Moses and Elijah, the Father proclaiming His Son, and then Jesus turning into blazing light!
This event is a big deal. It is found in all three Synoptic Gospels, here’s Luke’s rendering…
“Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray. And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white. And behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep, but when they became fully awake they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. And as the men were parting from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah”—not knowing what he said. As he was saying these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!” And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and told no one in those days anything of what they had seen.”
(Luke 9:28-36 ESV)
Jesus is the light. Soon after this event, Jesus set his face toward Jerusalem and the cross.
Now, for we who are in Him, we are his light to the world.
There are some dear friends in Vinnytsia, Ukraine who are being lights to people fleeing Kyiv and the eastern and southern regions of Ukraine. They are housing, feeding and providing for these refugees as they pass through on their way west.
I’ve just received video from Ukraine of a protest happening right now in Minsk, Belarus. They March against war at GREAT RISK to their own safety in this authoritarian state.
You too can be part of that light.
Thanks be to God, we have the ability to get $500 a day into the hands of these servants of God in the middle of Ukraine. Please give whatever you are able. This is a relief effort for certain. But with this practical help comes the light of Jesus.
Please pray for protesters in Russia and Belarus who are literally risking their own safety for that of others.
Please pray for our colleagues who are literally risking their lives to help travelers. They are being the light!
Please join the effort and share this with those you know.
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