“I told you last week. How could you forget?”
“You did? I don’t remember.”
“It was Tuesday after dinner. You were sitting right here. I told you. You nodded your head and said, ‘Got it.’ How could you forget?”
That’s a common conversation not only for married couples but for any group of people who communicate frequently. We hear a lot, but we don’t tend to listen well. And that is probably because listening is hard work.
This coming weekend we’re going to be studying the Transfiguration of Jesus. It is a defining moment in his ministry in which he gives a small group of his followers a glimpse of his divine glory and power. Shortly before this miracle, Jesus had begun to teach them that he was going to be arrested, tortured, killed, and then rise again. His disciples didn’t know what to make of it. With Jesus’ popularity on the decline, they were probably also questioning their future with him.
Through a mind-blowing physical transformation and an otherworldly conversation with two people who had been dead for centuries, Jesus lays to rest the disciples’ doubts. But something else happens. A voice comes from the sky. A voice which can only be identified as that of God the Father. He says, “This is my Son whom I love. Listen to him.”
What short but profound statement! “Listen to Jesus.” Which very naturally leads us to ask ourselves, “How much have I been listening to Jesus?” It’s pretty easy to hear a lot of information about him, it is another thing to listen to him and then put his words into practice.
If you haven’t been listening much to Jesus lately, join us for one of our services. You’ll find there are some very good reasons to pay attention to what he says. Maybe what will surprise you most is how much his teachings will change your life for the better.
Worship service times: Saturday: 6:00 pm & Sunday: 10:00 am