Here is a new section of Family God Time: Daily Devos! In our family, we read the verses for the day while the food is being served for supper, and discuss the questions as we eat. We pray the prayer before we leave the table.
You can get the whole week of devotions in a pdf file here: Daily Devos Book Jesus is Transfigured 18
I hope this time will be a holy time for you and your family!
JESUS IS TRANSFIGURED: MARK 9:2-8
PRAYER OF THE WEEK: Dear Jesus, this week we will take God’s advice and listen to you… (quiet time to listen) In your name we pray, Amen.
MARK 9:2-3 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them.
QUESTIONS: Have you ever been blinded by the sun? What was that experience like? What do you think it would have been like to be blinded by Jesus? How would you have felt?
MARK 9:4-6 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” He did not know what to say, for they were terrified.
QUESTIONS: Have you ever gotten the opportunity to speak with someone who you thought was very important? What was that experience like? Who would you speak to, if you could? What would it be like to speak with Jesus?
MARK 9:7-8 Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.
QUESTIONS: In this section, God tells us who Jesus is related to, and gives us an opportunity to think about this for ourselves. Whose daughter or son are you? Who loves you? Who do you listen to? Hold your answers to these questions closely as we enter together into the season of Lent!