Listen To Him
At a pivotal point in Mark's gospel, Jesus goes up on a high mountain where he is transfigured before his apprentices. Over their fear, the apprentices hear a voice from heaven saying, “Listen to him!” Thousands of years later, in our own fears, Jesus is willing to go to incredible lengths just to encourage us.
2 After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. 3 His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. 4 And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus. 5 Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” 6 (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.) 7 Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!” 8 Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus. 9 As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. 10 They kept the matter to themselves, discussing what “rising from the dead” meant.
Practice The Way of Jesus:
In John 16:33 Jesus says, ".....In this world you will have trouble....." This scripture is a reminder to us that we should expect trouble or suffering. This week, instead of asking God to change your circumstances, ask God to show you his will. Take a moment to experience his presence in prayer as you seek his will.