Don’t Miss The Point!

There in their presence he was transfigured

Matthew 17:2
Genesis 12:1-4; Psalms 33:4-5, 18-20,22; 2 Timothy 1:8-10; Matthew 17:1-9

Sermon Week/Year

Second Sunday of Lent, A

When God made the earth, He filled it with everything that is most precious to Him. One small example is a place called Inspiration Point, just above Echo Mountain in southern California. With a quick online search you can find a website that at first glance seems to provide all the particulars one would need to plan a visit to this spectacular location. It begins with a list labeled “The basics.” It reads:

– Distance: 10.4 miles
– Elevation: 2,740 feet.
– Time: 4 hours, 40 minutes
– Trail Condition: Very good. -1

While this information is no doubt useful to hikers, isn’t it, in a major way, missing the point? (pun intended). Don’t we all, in a major way miss the point, when we focus on the surface things — the facts and figures of this world? Don’t we all, in a major way miss the point, when we lose our sense of awe and reverence for God’s sacred…

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