Most Precious To God

And He was transfigured before them

Matthew 17:2
Matthew 17:1-9

Sermon Week/Year

Second Sunday of Lent,

Sermon Topic


In the lore of a tribe in West Africa, there is a story called “The Legend of the Sky Maiden.” The story begins when members of the tribe are facing a milk shortage. Their cows are not producing like they used to. A young man volunteers to watch over the cows at night in search of a clue to what might be happening. He hides himself behind some bushes and waits. Finally, he sees something extraordinary …

A young woman of astonishing beauty rides a moonbeam down from heaven to earth carrying a large pail. She milks the cows, fills her pail, and climbs back up the moonbeam to the sky. The young man cannot believe his eyes. He must learn more about this mysterious maiden who comes down from the sky. So he sets a trap near the cow barn and the next night, when the maiden comes down to milk the cows, he captures her. “Who are you?” he asks. “I am…

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