Mountain tops aren’t what they used to be. I have heard it is now possible to make and receive cell phone calls at the top of Mount Everest.
Mountain-top experiences, those moments of transcendence, on the other hand, are still happening. There are many places where these experiences happen–camp, camping, nature, even mountains–we love them when they happen, even when we are well aware the experience is going to fade. No mountain-top experience stays forever. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the effect of the experience frequently turns out to be permanent. What we feel passes but the changes wrought by our response to the feeling don’t have to pass.
We looked at two of the more famous mountain-top experiences in the Bible today, Moses on Mount Sinai and Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration. I hope the sermon helps you process any transcendent experiences you have had or are going to have.
Just so you aren’t looking for something that isn’t there, the service at Knox Presbyterian was cancelled this week due to illness.
“The mountain top” St. Mark’s Presbyterian (to download, right-click and select “Save Link As . . .”)
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