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The Power of Sonlight Matthew 17:1-9

The Power of Sonlight

Like the sun, Jesus is powerful and big. Without him we cannot survive.

At a Glance

Just as we're learning more about the power of the sun, so we're also learning more about the power of the Son. The Transfiguration story reminds us that this event really opened the eyes of an inner circle of disciples to understand the awesome power of Jesus Christ. The story also reveals just how difficult it was for them -- as it often is for us -- to harness or use that power. The truth is that although the Cosmic Christ is beyond our understanding, that same Christ meets us, not necessarily on the mountaintops of extraordinary experiences but in our day-to-day lives.

Editors' Pick

For a different approach to this same text, we suggest looking at "Four Steps Down the Mountain," February 21, 1993.

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