Gleanings – Jesus Only, Again

4 Epiphany, Friday, February 08, 2013

Mark 9:2-13

“And suddenly looking around they no longer saw any one with them but Jesus only.”

Jesus only!

Upon the holy mountain Jesus was transfigured, morphed in appearance into something exceedingly white. The witness about to be given was demonstrated wildly in physical form.

Moses, standard bearer of the law, stands with Jesus. Elijah, standard bearer of the prophetic ministry, stands with Jesus. Greats from history stand with Jesus. But the all stage lights are intensely focused upon him. He is the only one exceedingly white.

Then the greatest voice of all, the Creator of all created, speaks. “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” And with that the greats fade from the scene.

Jesus is the center of this scene. Jesus is meant to be the center of life.

Jesus only!

This leaves a haunting question. Why is he not always at the center of mine?

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