Friday, May 18, 2018

In Praying, Jesus Changed

Chapel in The Lutheran Home, Monroe, MI

I wake in the morning, go to our upstairs office, read Scripture, meditate on it, pray, and listen. Often, I don't get far, because God speaks to me through a verse.

It just happened, again. After two verses.

I'm reading in Luke 9.

Jesus took Peter, John and James with him 
and went up onto a mountain to pray. 
As he was praying, 
the appearance of his face changed, 
and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning.

Luke 9:28-29

Jesus, my Redeemer, prayed. 

Things happen when you pray. You change when you pray. The glorious presence of the Father fell upon Jesus, as he was praying.

Something was happening, within Jesus, that caused the appearance of his face to change. Even his clothing changed.

I stop here. I cannot get past this. I need more inner change. I close my eyes, open the palms of my hands upward, and pray, "Change my heart, O God."