While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, “This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!” When the disciples heard this, they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Get up and do not be afraid.”
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The disciples fell to the ground overcome by fear. Why? Because they heard that Jesus is the Son of God? Even Peter had figured that out by the time this happened. Why were they afraid? Because a voice talked to them out of a fog? I don't know about you but I have seen some serious fog lately. First, it seemed like it was at a distance but I was still in the clear. Now it feels like I am in the thick of it and I have no idea how to get clear of it. Frankly, if someone whispered to me out of the fog, it would probably freak me out right now too. Then it says that Jesus came and touched them. Nice. Yeah, that's what I need. Something there was about that touch for the disciples that helped them ease their fear and to listen. There is a way through the fog, but it doesn't happen without a human touch and getting up off the mountain of our fear.
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Free us from our fear, O Lord. Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
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