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Worship into the Week- My Beloved Son

 Worship into the Week-
Matthew 17: 1-13
The Transfiguration

Time for the Glory of Jesus to be revealed.
 It would take a HIGH place to encompass this-
 the height of His ministry. 
My personal connection for this is Mt. Hermon-
 the highest mountain in Israel. 
(the local tradition in Mt. Tabor)
The proximity of Mt. Hermon 
to the previous story in Caesarea Philippi- 
makes sense. 
It would take a few days to travel
 to the top from there.
The disciples are trying to put all of this together.
Probably fits into their
"wildest trips" category for a Jewish man-
Moses, Elijah and Jesus- together.
No wonder they fell to the ground.
 Jesus reached out and said-
"Rise and have no fear."
Just as He does for us every day.
His Glory transcends anything 
that is an obstacle in your life- dear child.
And the voice of the heavenly Father
 breaks forth from the heavens.
"This is my Beloved Son, 
with whom I am well-pleased;
listen to Him."
We heard these words 
at the baptism of Jesus.
 (Matthew 3:17)
The Father's affirmation 
of the divine nature of His son.
Our profession of faith in Jesus Christ
 begins our transformational journey.
May this be a blessing as we contemplate 
our sanctified state in heaven someday.
                                                                                                                                                      1-2020 photo- John Denninger
This is a photo of Mount Hermon
 on our latest trip to Israel.
This is from the base of the Ski area-
it shows how the clouds settle down 
and you can't even see the top of the mountain.
Junk mail
Magazine cutouts
Fin-point Sharpie pen
Colored pencils


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