12The LORD said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain, and wait there; and I will give you the tablets of stone, with the law and the commandment, which I have written for their instruction.” 13So Moses set out with his assistant Joshua, and Moses went up into the mountain of God. 14To the elders he had said, “Wait here for us, until we come to you again; for Aaron and Hur are with you; whoever has a dispute may go to them.”
15Then Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. 16The glory of the LORD settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days; on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the cloud. 17Now the appearance of the glory of the LORD was like a devouring fire on the top of the mountain in the sight of the people of Israel. 18Moses entered the cloud, and went up on the mountain. Moses was on the mountain for forty days and forty nights.
- Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
- Bring your attention to the Breath. Inhale freedom and exhale unfreedom. Continue this exercise for 5 to 10 minutes. With each breath, imagine you are ascending the mountain to be with God.
- Notice the life that the freedom gives you.
- Notice any resistance, tension, or obstacles that impede your ascent. Allow the breath to reach these places and exhale the unfreedom.
- When you reach the place on the top of the mountain, sit and wait for God.
- What do you notice?
- What do you need?
- What do you anticipate?
- What do you resist?
- Return to the Breath.
- Sit and wait.
- What is God’s message for you?
- Give thanks to God for this time in prayer and for any new insights you have received.
- Share as you feel led in the reply box below.
Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, February 26, 2017, the Transfiguration of the Lord (Year A)
2 Peter 1:16-21
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