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Summary: This yearning within us is not really about life's circumstances. It is about us! This restlessness this desire for something more generally means we have been living life at the shallow end of the pool.

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For those not familiar with an Anglican Service there are four reading prior to the Message. The assigned readings for today are Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 2; 2 Peter 1:16-21 and Matthew 17:1-9.

Each year ... On the Last Sunday after Epiphany ... ...we hear the story... of the transfiguration.

Our Gospel text ... speaks to the transfigured nature of our Lord...Here God's Word BIBLE "His face shone like the sun ... and his clothes became dazzling white." END (Matthew 17:2)

Don't you wish ... that your life would shine each day.

That your life ... would shine like the sun.

If we are honest ... There are times in our lives ... when we look around and wonder, ... "Is this all there is?"

Sometimes ... it is just a passing question, ... other times ... it lasts for a season.

We look at our life, ... our circumstances, ... and we want more.

There is a restlessness, ... a searching, ... a longing for something else... something more.

Some call it ... a crisis... of the midlife.

Now This searching ... this seeking... has caused some ... to make some very unwise ... decisions.

Some decide to get a new job, ... a new car, ... a new relationship.

Others ... may take up a new hobby, ... go on a trip, ... or work extra hours.

But in the end ... well ... not much that is eternally significant ... changes.

Why? ... Because .... this yearning is not really about ....... the circumstances ... of life.

Of what happens to us ... in life.

It is about ... us.

This restlessness, ... this desire for something more, ... generally means ... that we have been living life ... at the shallow end ... of the pool.

It means ... That Life ... and relationships ... have become superficial.

We have been skimming ... across the surface.

We have not gone deep.

In some ways ... life at the surface ... is easier, ... more efficient, ... and encouraged ... and rewarded ... by much of the world ... today.

It fails however, ...... to fully understand what God has Done.

That God through His Son Jesus Christ ... has transfigured the world... and creation itself ... is filled .... with divine light.

Life on the surface ... keeps us judging ... the circumstances... of life.

Those things that happen to us.

We look at our circumstances ... as a picture.

If the picture ... is pretty, ... if it is pleasing, ... and shows us what we want to see ... then we believe ... Well ... God is good ... and life is ... as it should be.

And When we do not see what we want ... then we often look for what? ... a new picture ... a change.

I would be happy ... If this would happen.

I would be happy ... if others did that.

That kind of attitude is living at the shallow end of the pool.

Skimming the surface of life.

This restless searching, ... the longing for more, ... the desire for meaning ... are not however, .... usually answered ... by changed circumstances.

The answer is found in our heart ... (Touch Heart) In our interior journey.

Do we have a heart ... that seeks to know God's will?

Do we allow the Holy Spirit ... to mold us ... to conform us ... into the Image of Jesus?


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