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Rising Above Our Circumstances

Mark 9: 2-9

There are times in our lives when we look at our life and our circumstances, and we want more. There is deep within each of us a restlessness, a searching, and longing for something else. However, changing our circumstances is never the answer. We don't need to see new things, we need to see the same old things with new eyes. We do not need to escape the circumstances of our life. Jesus takes Peter, James and John up a high mountain and he is transfigured before them. They see Jesus for the first time as He really is and this is life changing for them. They learn to look at their circumstances, good or bad, as transfigured moments that sustain, prepare, encourage and guide us into God's life and love. We are the transfigured people of God. If anyone finds themselves asking "Is this all there is" to my life?....our life with Christ, answers "absolutely not!"