Readings for the Day:
II Kings 2:1-12: Today’s reading centers on the transfer of power and authority from the prophet Elijah to Elisha. Their travels, which retrace the path of Joshua back to Moab (the place where Moses died) and the parting of the waters, demonstrate the Elisha and Elijah are legitimate successors of the great prophet Moses.
II Corinthians 4:3-6: The spotlight of Christian ministry is not on the people who carry out ministry but on the Lord Jesus Christ. Just as God made light shine at creation, God makes the light of Jesus Christ shine in our lives through Christian ministry.
Mark 9:2-9: Mark’s gospel presents the transfiguration as a preview of what would become apparent to Jesus’ followers after he rose from the dead. Confused disciples are given a vision of God’s glory manifest in the beloved Son.
‘From Sunday & Seasons, copyright 2023 Augsburg Fortress’
Questions To Ponder:
1— What is significance about Elijah transferring his ‘mantel’ to Elisha? (II Kings 2:1-12)
2—What do you think it means that the gospel is veiled? (II Corinthians 4:3-6)
3—How do you understand the transfiguration? (Mark 9:2-9)
4—How do these texts speak to you today?
Prayer: Almighty God, the resplendent light of your truth shines from the mountaintop into our hearts. Transfigure us by your beloved Son, and illumine the world with your image. Amen.