February 14th 2021
2 Corinthians 4:3-6
For if the gospel we preach is hidden,
it is hidden only from those who are being lost.
They do not believe,
because their minds have been kept in the dark by the evil god of this world.
He keeps them from seeing the light shining on them,
the light that comes from the Good News about the glory of Christ,
who is the exact likeness of God.
For it is not ourselves that we preach;
we preach Jesus Christ as Lord
and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.
The God who said,
“Out of darkness the light shall shine!”
is the same God who made his light shine in our hearts,
to bring us the knowledge of God's glory
shining in the face of Christ.
Six days later Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John,
and led them up a high mountain, where they were alone.
As they looked on, a change came over Jesus,
and his clothes became shining white -
whiter than anyone in the world could wash them.
Then the three disciples saw Elijah and Moses talking with Jesus.
Peter spoke up and said to Jesus,
“Teacher, how good it is that we are here!
We will make three tents, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
He and the others were so frightened that he did not know what to say.
Then a cloud appeared and covered them with its shadow,
and a voice came from the cloud,
“This is my own dear Son—listen to him!”
They took a quick look around but did not see anyone else;
only Jesus was with them.
As they came down the mountain, Jesus ordered them,
“Don't tell anyone what you have seen,
until the Son of Man has risen from death.”