Pastor’s Message – February 8, 2022

The Glory of the Lord Shall Be Revealed:
An Epiphany Worship Series in February

If you’re familiar with Handel’s Messiah, you likely read this title with a melody in mind. One of the beloved selections is based on Isaiah 40:5: “Then the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” Isaiah’s prophecy is not only a poem for the Advent and Christmas seasons. In the cold and bare days that February’s winter often brings us, the glory of the Lord has not departed. Instead, that glory is shining among us and revealing Jesus more and more each day if we pay attention!

We began this series this past Sunday appropriately with “The Glory of Worship.” In the weeks to come we will celebrate His “glory sightings” in the Word of God, in our worship together, & in the work of our congregation.

The Word of God. The Worship of God. And the Work of God.

Does it get any better than those three?

This month we are moving towards Transfiguration Sunday on February 27, when the glory of God is revealed in our Lord Jesus. From the outside looking in, it would appear that Jesus simply went on a hike with his three best friends, and they encounter two old (as in Old Testament!) friends on that adventure. What those first three apostles experienced, however, was a revelation of God’s glory that they never forgot. Do you also want to be transfigured by that glory? Then lace up your spiritual hiking boots, and let’s go exploring. Let’s go celebrate. Let’s sight his glory together.

all good things to each of you,
Dr. Darian

Lectionary Texts for Sunday, February 13, 2022 (6th Sunday After the Epiphany)
Jeremiah 17:5-10
Psalm 1
1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Luke 6:17-26

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