The Transfiguration

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The Sunday before the beginning of Lent focuses on Jesus and his disciples on the mount of Transfiguration.

Matthew 17:1-9
Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. 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."

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!"

When the disciples heard this, they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, "Get up and do not be afraid." And when they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus himself alone. 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."


About the Art:

"Transfiguration" by Armando Alemdar Ara, 2004.


About the Music:

Lord, Let Your Glory Fall
by Matt Redman

Lord, let Your glory fall
As on that ancient day
Songs of enduring love
And then Your glory came
And as a sign to You
That we would love the same
Our hearts will sing that song
God, let Your glory come

You are good, You are good
and Your love endures
You are good, You are good
and Your love endures
Today

Voices in unison
Giving You thanks and praise
Joined by the instruments
and then Your glory came
Your presence like a cloud
Upon that ancient day
The priests were overwhelmed
Because Your glory came