For something to be revealed, something has to first be unseen. It could be hidden, unnoticed, or camouflaged. When what was unseen is then revealed, we often react. Fear, awe, surprise, delight. Our emotions respond.
Open our eyes, Lord, and let us see what you would have us see. Let us see with the eyes of Christ, and let us respond with a spirit of faith.next >
Peter was still speaking when a cloud overshadowed them. As they entered the cloud, they were overcome with awe.
Then a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, my chosen one. Listen to him!” Even as the voice spoke, Jesus was found alone. They were speechless and at the time told no one what they had seen.
Luke 9:34-36next >
Whenever I watch a movie or read a book with my kids, they always ask questions about what will happen. I always respond, "Trust the author. A good storyteller answers all your questions when they are ready to do so." I think God is like that, too.
In Greek, there are two words for time: Chronos, the regular ticking of the clock and Kairos, when everything is lined up and the timing is perfect. On the mount that day, Kairos kicked in. The “fullness of time” had arrived and Jesus’ full identity was revealed. Jesus chose who would receive this revelation. And they shared it with us later. Just like Moses wore a veil, this event remained in secrecy because the time was coming soon with the cross and in the resurrection of Jesus when all would be revealed to everyone. But not yet. There is a time and place for revelation.
Trust God, when the time is right you will receive what you need, when you need it. Kairos.
Rock Higginsnext >
Lord, thank you for waiting for me to be ready. You know me better than I know myself. Your loves comes through for me in what you have revealed in the past, and in what you continue to reveal to me as I walk with you. Amen.next >
Open our eyes, Lord, and let us see what you would have us see. Let us see with the eyes of Christ, and let us respond with a spirit of faith.
Rock Higgins is an Episcopal priest in Virginia. He has served with summer camps for more than 25 summers and loves movies and being on or near the water. His favorite role is being a husband and father. His blog is rev.rocks where you can find sermons and thoughts.
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