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The Light

I took this picture 8 years ago from our deck. It has always reminded me of the Transfiguration. Enjoy this spectacular poem/ prayer by Pastor Steve about that stunning event we hear about in our gospel for today.

Dearly Beloved,

Grace and Peace to you.

Suddenly when they looked around,

they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.

As they were coming down the mountain,

he ordered them to tell no one....

—Mark 9.8-9

Oh, we saw it all right,

the light, the Elders, the Voice.

But explaining it... don't even try.

When you've seen mystery

it vibrates inside you without words.

Don't still it with them.

When you've seen glory,

don't prove it, don't brag.

Let it shine.

They'll argue about whether

he's the Son of God. Ignore it.

Look at the light in what he does.

When Moses came down

the mountain from God

people just knew.

Deep Blessings,

Pastor Steve


Steve Garnaas-Holmes

Unfolding Light


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