What Do You See?

Can you trust what you see?  Have you taken a photograph of an incredible sight, but when you looked back at the picture it didn’t really match what you thought you saw?

For Christmas, my husband Terry gave me what I call a “fancy camera”.  It’s a DSLR and I have no clue how to really use it.  I like taking pictures and have always just had a small point and shoot camera.  But, now it’s time to really learn how to take pictures and learn how to see.  Last night I went to a 3-hour workshop, a Canon introduction to DSLR cameras.  It was interesting.  I did learn some cool things and now I just need to take the time to practice, practice, practice.

Isn’t that how it is?

Life is about practice so that we might learn to see, learn to listen, learn to ________ (you fill in the blank.)

Jesus took three of his closest friends up the mountain to pray.  While there, Peter, James and John saw something they couldn’t quite believe or understand.  It was a “picture” that they would truly only understand later.

Sometimes God gives us experiences that we can’t quite believe or understand.  It’s only through time that I can come to truly appreciate the exquisiteness of God’s gift. 

We’ll be looking for you tomorrow at 9 or 10:30 am.  Brad Corrigan, founder of Love, Light and Melody and Dispatch band member will join Pastor Dave in reflecting on this story about Jesus, Peter, James and John.

God bless you,

Here’s the story from the 9th Chapter of Mark, beginning at the 2nd verse from The Message Bible.

The True Glory of Jesus

Six days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John with him. They went up on a high mountain, where they could be alone. There in front of the disciples, Jesus was completely changed.  And his clothes became much whiter than any bleach on earth could make them.  Then Moses and Elijah were there talking with Jesus.

Peter said to Jesus, “Teacher, it is good for us to be here!  Let us make three shelters, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”  But Peter and the others were terribly frightened, and he did not know what he was talking about.

The shadow of a cloud passed over and covered them.  From the cloud a voice said, “This is my Son, and I love him. Listen to what he says!”  At once the disciples looked around, but they saw only Jesus.

As Jesus and his disciples were coming down the mountain, he told them not to say a word about what they had seen, until the Son of Man had been raised from death.  So they kept it to themselves. But they wondered what he meant by the words “raised from death.”

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