Today’s Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9
You would think that after seeing something as indescribably amazing as the Transfiguration, Peter, James and John would never doubt or struggle with trusting the Will of God again. I think God knew they would because they were human so as if the events of the day hadn’t been powerful enough, he included a simple and precise verbal statement, “This is my beloved Son with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”
The truth of the matter is, God demonstrates his power and presence in our lives all the time but in our weakness; we often “don’t listen to him.” Sometimes it’s as if God’s grand workings in our lives make us feel entitled to float along with independent holiness instead of falling to our knees in thanksgiving and submission. I’m famous for taking the “holy glow feeling” that comes from identifying God’s handiwork and using it to plug along on my own instead of truly listening to him. I have to remember to listen and look for Jesus all the time.
When do I find it most difficult to “listen to him?”
Father of wisdom, show me where I need to listen and guide me to live my life like I’ve heard your voice.
Copyright 2014 Sheri Wohlfert