Go Down Deep

As He prayed, the aspect of His face was changed, and His clothing became brilliant as lightning

Luke 9:29
Genesis 15:5-12,17-18; Psalm 27:1,7-9,13-14; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 9:28-36

Sermon Week/Year

Second Sunday of Lent, C

Just south of Lake Erie there is a wonder of nature called the “Blue Hole.” The Blue Hole is a circular opening in the earth, about one hundred feet in diameter. From out of this immensely deep hole “flows a steady stream of perfectly clear water, reflecting the ever-changing blue of the northern Ohio sky. Rising from its mysterious cavern of limestone deep within the earth, it emerges smoothly and quietly but with tremendous force. Having emerged into the open, it becomes a sparkling, swiftly-moving brook, winding this way and that through a sylvan garden of trees and flowers. Within this brook, trout and catfish swim and swerve as has been their custom through the ages— families of ducks float in friendly competition with clouds in the sky. Bees and birds enjoy their smorgasbord among the flowers. Colorful singing birds play hide-and-seek among the trees. Lovely little children scamper from footbridge to brookside to waterfall. And meditative persons of all ages feel a closeness to…

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