• June 20, 2024
  • BY Sydney Bylsma
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CATEGORIZED IN: From Pastor Philip

This Sunday we come to one of the most glorious moments in the Bible as Jesus is transfigured on the mountain. It is a moment when we see Jesus for who He really is, and behold the world as it is truly destined to become. All the brokenness and frailty clouding our vision is stripped away, allowing us to see things clearly, if only for a moment. A crack has opened up in the walls of the world, and it is glory that comes streaming in. My favorite poem about the transfiguration was written by Malcolm Guite, and is aptly titled, “Transfiguration.”

For that one moment, ‘in and out of time’,
On that one mountain where all moments meet,
The daily veil that covers the sublime
In darkling glass fell dazzled at his feet.
There were no angels full of eyes and wings
Just living glory full of truth and grace.
The Love that dances at the heart of things
Shone out upon us from a human face
And to that light the light in us leaped up,
We felt it quicken somewhere deep within,
A sudden blaze of long-extinguished hope
Trembled and tingled through the tender skin.
Nor can this blackened sky, this darkened scar
Eclipse that glimpse of how things really are.

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