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Read Matthew 17:1-9

Thursday
Read Matthew 17:1-9
17:1 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves.

17:2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white.

17:3 Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him.

17:4 Then Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three dwellings here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."

17:5 While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, "This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!"

17:6 When the disciples heard this, they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear.

17:7 But Jesus came and touched them, saying, "Get up and do not be afraid."

17:8 And when they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus himself alone.

17:9 As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus ordered them, "Tell no one about the vision until after the Son of Man has been raised from the dead."
Think 
In 2 Peter we read how the apostles appealed to this moment of revelation just as Jesus said they should in Matthew 17:9.  This holy moment on the mountain is a reminder that holy moments are not all there is.  Christian life is about coming down the mountain and putting ourselves to work.
Pray
Lord I need holy moments.  Moments of consolation where I see how the law and the prophets align with your Kingship.  Help me to relate the holy moments with my ordinary life.  So I might see you in cleaning the house, doing admin at work, caring for my friends and serving you from day to day.



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