There can be a tension between seeing and really seeing, much like the tension between hearing and listening. This tension came up when I began thinking of the Transfiguration. When the disciples who were on that mountain with Jesus witnessed the Transfiguration they saw Jesus in a new light but what crossed my mind was, could they have “seen” the same Jesus without the experience of the Transfiguration? It isn’t a frivolous question because if it was possible for the disciples to have a fuller encounter with Christ then it should be the same for us too.
We are just about to head into Lent and I think this is an excellent time to try to see behind our current “view” of Jesus and pursue a fuller, more rounder, more complete view of our Saviour.
Knox Presbyterian What do we see?
St. Mark’s Presbyterian What do we see?
I am looking forward to the season of Lent. I have not decided if I am going to give something up or add something in for this season so if you have any suggestions, let me know in the comments.