Day: Transfiguration B
Lectionary Passage: Mark 9:2-10
Scripture Focus: Mark 9:2-3
Object: Hiking Equipment, optional
Have you ever gone mountain climbing? It is super exciting. It’s like going a really cool adventure. When I go mountain climbing, I like to have my best hiking boots, like these, and some rope just in case and of course I always carry a flashlight. I don’t get to mountain climb very often and that makes it really exciting and special when I do. It’s a great treat to get away from my everyday stuff and go on an adventure like climbing a mountain.
You know, Jesus was a mountain climber, too. Today’s Bible story tells of a really important time when Jesus and three of his friends climbed a mountain together. When they got to the top of the mountain something amazing happened! As Jesus was praying, he began to glow with this amazing light. Then, out of nowhere, Moses and Elijah appeared! When Jesus’ friends saw this they were a little scared and a little excited all at the same time. They were seeing something amazing. They didn’t expect that at all!
But, you know what? God is always doing amazing things like that. We never know where God might surprise us with awesome things. It’s our job to get out of the house and do new things and meet new people so that we can experience all of God’s wonders and surprises, too!
Let’s pray: God, give us the courage to try new things like mountain climbing so that we experience all the wonders you have to offer. Amen.