We have been journeying through Epiphany for the last two months now. Epiphany is the "Season of Light". Even though we have seen many dull days lately we are also experiencing morning light filtering through the blinds earlier, and the afternoon light extending into early evening.
This Sunday marks the transfiguration of Jesus. A moment some of his friends saw him in a new way; shimmering with radiant light. You might say they were blind-sided - blinded by the light. And for them a number of things started to become clearer than they had been previously.
Have you ever had that experience when you are caught full in the face by a blinding light? It can be frightening. It can knock you off balance. It can stop you in your tracks.
That same thing can happen when you have a new insight, and you suddenly understand something that has been puzzling you. It makes you stop and think. Maybe it makes you change the way you have been thinking, or acting with a particular person or in a particular situation.
It is not often a comfortable experience. It wasn't for the disciples.
What is the light shining on for you to notice these days? What is being revealed for you that needs to change? What is being revealed for us as Aylmer United Church? Where are we going as the light calls us into Lent?
We may not know the destination, but let us walk together in community and find our way together. That's what being church is all about.
See you Sunday.