Sometimes you need to get up to a high place in order to see the way forward and to look back at how far you have traveled.  Transfiguration Sunday takes us to just such a place but be warned, mountain climbers will tell you that the real challenge begins as soon as you start back down.

Scripture: Exodus 24:12-18; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9

Song: "Never Once" written by Matt Redman, Jason Ingram & Tim Wanstall; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band

Here's the VIDEO of Muze Lutheran Church, Rukwa Tanzania--a living definition of joy