Transfiguration of the Lord : Sunday, 6th August 2023

Daily Word Of God

Matthew 17:1-9

Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There in their presence he was transfigured: his face shone like the sun and his clothes became as dazzling as light. And suddenly Moses and Elijah appeared to them; they were talking with him.

Then Peter spoke to Jesus. ‘Lord,’ he said, ‘it is wonderful for us to be here; if you want me to, I will make three shelters here, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ He was still speaking when suddenly a bright cloud covered them with shadow, and suddenly from the cloud there came a voice which said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; he enjoys my favour. Listen to him.’

When they heard this, the disciples fell on their faces, overcome with fear. But Jesus came up and touched them, saying, ‘Stand up, do not be afraid.’ And when they raised their eyes they saw no one but Jesus. As they came down from the mountain Jesus gave them this order, ‘Tell no one about this vision until the Son of man has risen from the dead.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • In the transfiguration, Jesus Christ is the Light of Light; the True Son of God; the Messiah who offers eternal life – He reveals the reality of His Glory and Resurrection.


  • However, this Messiah is also infinitely committed to His Father’s Will to save all peoples. He is willing to suffer and die for us in order that the Good News of Salvation can be our reality too when we die.


  • How often do we turn to Jesus in prayer and thank Him for all that He’s done and continues to do for us? We, who are sinners, do not deserve anything, yet He gives us everything because He loves us unconditionally.