God’s glory shines on the cross

Read: Luke 9:28-43a

The presence of Moses and Elijah on the Mountain of Transfiguration unites Jesus with the same God revealed in the Old Testament. Moses represents the law and Elijah the prophets. The two Old Testament figures speak to Jesus about his “departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem” (v. 31). The word for “departure” in Greek is exodus, the great act of God’s deliverance, God’s salvation in the Old Testament. Jesus’ exodus, his great act of salvation will now be fulfilled in Jerusalem through his suffering, death, and resurrection. Jesus’ dazzling white appearance shows God’s glory completed through his departure in Jerusalem. Reflect on how Jesus’ dazzling white appearance in glory is completed in what he accomplishes in Jerusalem. How does the suffering we experience today help us to experience God’s presence in our lives?

Pray: God of power and glory, help us to see your glorious presence in our lives. Be with those who are experiencing times of suffering. Amen.

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