The Elusive Quest for Certainty – Luke 9:28-43
An enormous event happens on the mountaintop. Jesus’ transfiguration is a divine lightshow and at the climax the prophets of old step into reality followed by the voice of God himself. Hollywood special effects designers who hear this story would salivate like a dog that smells fresh sausages. And Peter wants to freeze the event in time, to build dwelling places and to catch the divine like lightning in a bottle. If God’s real presence was accessible in such a direct way, doubts would be a thing of the past. But Jesus rejects the plan. And so doubt is with is today and no matter how much grace we experience, doubt remains the Siamese twin of faith.
Rev. Olaf Baumann, sermon, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Angeles WA.
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