As we wrap the season after the Epiphany, our Gospel lesson places us on the holy mountain of Christ’s Transfiguration. And while it is easy to remember how this event mirrors the experience of Moses and Elijah, may we also never forget how this event recaptures what it means to have God walk with his people, in our closeness to him, and his closeness to us by the indwelling Spirit.
Psalm 23 is our focus in the lectionary today. In it we rejoice with David that our Lord is a Shepherd who provides all our needs, is with us even in the most dire situations, and invites us into his loving presence for eternity. What an amazing God we serve!
Progressing through Eastertide, our Gospel lesson brings us face to face with Jesus with a couple disciples heading to Emmaus, who then discover our Risen Lord in Scripture and the Breaking of Bread. May we find Jesus in the Bible, his table, and our own tables as well.
On Good Friday, my good buddy Pastor Arnie McFarland brought the message, challenging us to reflect on what life without Jesus would be like for us so we might better appreciate his resurrection presence at work in our lives.