We are celebrating the Transfiguration of our Lord. Our colors are white this morning representing the brightness of the Son on the Mountain. We can say that the Transfiguration is right at the center, and even the culmination of the earthly ministry of Jesus. The brightness and radiance of the Transfiguration is a sign that God placed great significance on this event and by it He wants to point us to greater realities.
As we consider the Transfiguration we are considering a crucial point in the life of our Lord; the point which the Old Covenant met the new; the prophets of old met the new prophets; and right at the center was the greatest of all: Jesus Christ. We come to celebrate Jesus; as the light giver to all the world and we are recipients of this light.