Lent Meditation

Home » Resources » News » Lent Meditation

Monday March 20th Matthew 17 : 5
While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my son, whom I love and with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!"
Today we travel with the disciples to the mount of Transfiguration. Some years ago I visited this mount and sat inside the little chapel, where the sun shone through its windows. It was as the hymn writer expressed, "And the glory of the Lord shone around". I felt the tangible presence and power of Jesus in that place. To come near to Jesus is to come close to God himself.
Peter too, although in some ways he got it all wrong, realised that something supernatural was happening on that mount. The bright cloud — a symbol of the presence of God himself — and then those words spoken. Here was God saying in an awesome moment that Jesus is the one, the promised Messiah.
I guess that the important message we can learn from today's meditation is to STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN! Let the glory of God's presence shine through you today.
Father, help me to get my priorities right today; to take time to be in your presence and to stop, look and listen. In so doing, may I feel the joy of your Holy Spirit come and wrap around me.
Pat Bootland Harrogate Road, Ripon

You may also be interested in

funeral, death, undertaker
Webteam: Thu 22 Jul 11:27am

Worship at Home for Sunday 1st AugustThe recorded service is on https://youtu.be/yx_ogEGgMrY.11(You...

who knowas
Webteam: Thu 22 Jul 11:17am

This week we have the written worship provided by The Connexion -taken from the Worship during a pandemic page on the methodist Website and also from Twelve Baskets- The Vine.The recorded service this...

Prayer Spcae no 18 July 2021
Webteam: Wed 21 Jul 1:28pm

Prayer Space for July 2021 is here.This will be used for the Bedale & District Methodist Church Wednesday Prayer time. Private prayer from 7pm and this short video at...

Calendar

News stories

funeral, death, undertaker
Worship @ Home
Webteam: Thu 22 Jul 11:27am
who knowas
Worship at home
Webteam: Thu 22 Jul 11:17am
Prayer Spcae no 18 July 2021
Prayer Space number 18
Webteam: Wed 21 Jul 1:28pm
methodist, methodism, orb, cross
Worship@Home
Webteam: Thu 15 Jul 8:11am

Publications

Image: 202122
Word file
Preaching PlanSept
PDF file
Vine at
PDF file
W@H 2021-08-01 Bread of Life
PDF file

© 2013 - 2021 Ripon and Lower Dales

resourcing church and community