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Bible Notes

Luke 9:28-29 (17.10.18)

Luke 9:28-29 (NIVUK)
28 About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray. 29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. 

Before many key occasions in his ministry, the Gospels record Jesus as praying, sometimes on his own, sometimes with others as here. There are many ways we could reflect on this passage. Theologically, it is an affirmation of Jesus’ identity as divine as well as human. In terms of mission and discipleship, it reassures us that as we seek to follow Jesus, he is with us, is worth following and has the power to support us. Devotionally, however, I wonder if it says something about prayer. Does prayer in someway reveal who we truly are – as we pray, we come into God’s Presence and are revealed as his children; in a sense, through Christ and the Spirit we are also both human and divine.

Thank you that as we pray LORD, the truth of who you are and who we are is revealed. Help us to grasp the significance of this transformation.

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