2 Peter 1:16-21
16For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17For he received honor and glory from God the Father when that voice was conveyed to him by the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, my Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” 18We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven, while we were with him on the holy mountain.
19So we have the prophetic message more fully confirmed. You will do well to be attentive to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 20First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, 21because no prophecy ever came by human will, but men and women moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
- Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
- Sit five to fifteen minutes bringing your attention to the Breath.
- Hear the prophetic message, “This is my Son, my Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”
- This is the Son who is born into the world for us, teaches us about real life and real love, dies a horrific death for us, and is raised into new life to guide us to those who need to know his message of compassion and love.
- These words of the prophet are the lamp shining in a dark place.
- How do these words need to reach the dark places in you today?
- How do these words need tor each the dark places in the world today?
- The day is dawning. How does your heart desire to respond?
- 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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