By Safiyah Fosua
Breaking the Mold
A Gathering Meditation for Transfiguration Sunday
Jesus, clothes dazzling with such intensity that the gospel writer groped for words:
Such as no one could bleach them…
Jesus, keeping good company,
On the mountain, with the recognizable Moses the Lawgiver,
And Elijah, the greatest prophet in their memory.
And all Peter could think to do was to build three dwellings!
Build more churches?
Perhaps it is time to rethink our responses to God.
There are times when the best response is not a bigger building, a revival, or a fundraiser.
God prompted Peter: “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” (Mark 9:7)
No instructions for a monument, a memorial, or a building fund.
Just an admonishment to listen.
Lord, may we have ears to truly listen on this Transfiguration Sunday.
We Want a Portion like Elisha’s
A Call to Worship for 2 Kings 2:1-12
Leader: As we enter into worship on this day
Make us like Jacob, wrestling with the Angel of the Lord
People: We won’t let you go until you bless us!
Leader: Make us like the woman who kept appearing before the unjust judge
People: God, we are going to keep coming, and worshiping, and praying,
Until our souls find their rest in you.
Leader: Make us like the woman with the issue who would not give up
People: We are going to press our way until we can touch the hem of your garment
Leader: Lord, make us like Elisha who was like a son to Elijah.
All: Lord, we want the portion of the eldest child!
Pour us out a double portion of your Spirit!