Sunday 14th February: Livestream service
This morning’s livestream worship service was held at 10am. You can watch it here, or follow the link below.
The Bible readings were:
Today we were thinking about the Transfiguration, when three of Jesus disciples saw for the first time the wonder of his true identity. You can read about it here: Mark 9:2-9. Duncan also quoted two recent writers who have grasped the bigness and wildness and wonder and love of the God who is seen in Jesus.
This from C. S. Lewis’s Narnia series about Aslan, the Christ-figure in the books:
“Aslan is a lion- the Lion, the great Lion.” “Ooh” said Susan. “I’d thought he was a man. Is he-quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion”…”Safe?” said Mr Beaver …”Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”
And this, from Annie Dillard:
Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we so blithely invoke? Or, as I suspect, does no one believe a word of it? The churches are children playing on the floor with their chemistry sets, mixing up a batch of TNT to kill a Sunday morning. It is madness to wear ladies’ straw hats and velvet hats to church; we should all be wearing crash helmets. Ushers should issue life preservers and signal flares; they should lash us to our pews. For the sleeping God may wake someday and take offense, or the waking God may draw us out to where we can never return.
(The image above is Transfiguration be Lewis Bowman)