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Mark D. Roberts

Excerpt
Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them.
Mark 9:2-3

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Prayer
Lord Jesus, in this astounding story we catch a glimpse of Your divine glory. Like Peter, James, and John, we watch as You are transfigured before us. And, like those first disciples, we sometimes find ourselves at a loss to know exactly how to respond.
You are not just some royal figure, but the King of kings and Lord of lords. Before You all creation will bow in worship. It is our calling, our privilege, indeed, part of our created purpose, to anticipate this universal worship by offering ourselves to You in humble submission. You are our King, the One before whom bow, presenting our lives, our souls, our love.
Christ the King, be exalted this day throughout the world! May Your people lift up Your name to that all may be drawn to You. And may my voice add to the chorus of Your praise. You are not just the King of kings and Lord of lords, but my King and my Lord. Here I am, Jesus, all for You.
Questions for Reflection
How do you honor Christ as King?
Is Jesus the King of your life each day? Each moment? How do you respond to His kingship in your daily life?
Christ the King Sunday
Today is “Christ the King” Sunday in the Christian year, the last Sunday of the year. Next Sunday will be the first Sunday of Advent, which is the beginning of the Christian year.
Painting: “Christ Enthroned” from The Stefaneschi Triptych by Giotto di Bondone, c. 1330.
Pray the Gospels
Pray the Gospels is one of my two devotional websites. The other is Pray the Psalms. Both sites include a daily Bible reading from either the Gospels or the Psalms, along with a prayer and some additional thoughts or questions for reflection.

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