Last Sunday after the Epiphany Sermon
February 11, 2024, 12:00 AM

In our worship today we celebrated the Last Sunday after the Epiphany – the transition point between Epiphany and Lent which begins on Ash Wednesday. Today is often referred to as Transfiguration Sunday (but not the Feast of the Transfiguration) and we hear the prayer that we will be strengthened to do the hard work of our faith so we might grow into the likeness of God. Our lesson from Hebrew Scripture was from 2 Kings and was the description of the transition from Elijah as the prophet to Elisha. The story of how Elisha prayed for Elijah’s faith to lead him forward. Our psalmist sang a song of expectancy, reminding us that God will come and not be silent. And that God will gather the faithful who proclaim God’s message of hope to the corners of the world. Paul’s 2nd letter to the Corinthians reiterates that the Gospel of hope is not something we can possess, we must share the hope we find in God and Christ. Mark’s gospel described the account of Jesus’ transfiguration and appearance with Moses and Elijah. At this revelation, the disciples were provided with all they needed to move forward into the unknown future. Our mission is to be led by the faithful, take on the mission of leading others with us, to remember that Jesus and God bring hope in community and that the scary parts of life are less scary with friends.

Grace and peace,

Readings: 2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9

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