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.
- Sit five to fifteen minutes in silence bringing your attention to the Breath.
- After days, months, or perhaps years of wandering in the wilderness like the Israelites, God is calling you to the mountaintop.
- The mountaintop is the place where God meets his people, and God is calling you to the mountaintop.
- God calls you up, yet asks to wait once more.
- It takes time for new things to be revealed.
- You must be prepared to see the new thing that God has for you. New things are transformational.
- Notice how you walk up the mountain.
- Notice how you wait.
- Are you ready to climb that last bit to receive what God has for you?
- Are you ready to be transformed?
- What is your message from God?
- 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, March 26, 2017, the Transfiguration of the Lord (Year A)
2 Peter 1:16-21
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