We are a church in transition.
For the next few weeks, we’ll be facing pastors we perhaps don’t know, we have never met, we’ve likely never seen.
It is unsettling.
Yesterday the words “transformation” and “transfiguration” appeared consistently throughout the message during worship. Both held great meaning for our times as things around us change and morph into something new, a new normal.
One of the hymns spoke to me. It too was new to me, something I’d never heard.
As I listened to the music and the words, I realized that if we walk as children of the light, our path will be illuminated by the one and only God and His Son, Jesus.
Why should we worry? Why should we fear?
12-13 God said to Moses, “Climb higher up the mountain and wait there for me; I’ll give you tablets of stone, the teachings and commandments that I’ve written to instruct them.” So Moses got up, accompanied by Joshua his aide. And Moses climbed up the mountain of God.
14 He told the elders of Israel, “Wait for us here until we return to you. You have Aaron and Hur with you; if there are any problems, go to them.”
15-17 Then Moses climbed the mountain. The Cloud covered the mountain. The Glory of God settled over Mount Sinai. The Cloud covered it for six days. On the seventh day he called out of the Cloud to Moses. In the view of the Israelites below, the Glory of God looked like a raging fire at the top of the mountain.
18 Moses entered the middle of the Cloud and climbed the mountain. Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.
REFLECTION: Are you facing change? At home, at work, at school? Perhaps in your church? How are you handling the transition to a new normal?