Our prayer ought to reveal to us that despite turbulence all around, Christ is in control and all will be well.
Aye...a most timely reminder.
On Forgiveness Sunday Lutheran and Anglican Christians hear the Gospel of the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-9).
Amid all the clamoring voices of this world, God who reveals His Son on Mt. Tabor declares "HEAR YE HIM!".
May we not only hear Him, but obey Him and proclaim Him!
A Hymn for the Transfiguration:
"'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here"
by Joseph A. Robinson, 1858-(?)
1. 'Tis good, Lord, to be here,
Thy glory fills the night;
Thy face and garments, like the sun,
Shine with unborrowed light.
2. 'Tis good, Lord, to be here,
Thy beauty to behold
Where Moses and Elijah stand,
Thy messengers of old.
3. Fulfiller of the past,
Promise of things to be,
We hail Thy body glorified
And our redemption see.
4. Before we taste of death,
We see Thy kingdom come;
We fain would hold the vision bright
And make this hill our home.
5. 'Tis good, Lord, to be here.
Yet we may not remain;
But since Thou bidst us leave the mount,
Come with us to the plain.