Take the Next Step

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“I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.” – Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption


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Mark 9:4-5

Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses, and they were conversing with Jesus. Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here! Let us make three tents: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”


Have you ever been in the middle of such a beautiful experience that you wished that time would just stop?

You wished you could preserve it and live in that experience forever.

But, alas, that’s not how life works.

In today’s scripture, Jesus goes up on the mountain and is transfigured into dazzling white.

Then Elijah and Moses show up to speak with Jesus.

Both of them had been dead for hundreds of years and had lived at different historical times (if they were even factually real people or part of folklore).

The point is, when Peter saw this incredible, supernatural event unfolding in front of him, he wanted to preserve it.

The appearance of Elijah and Moses together with Jesus would demonstrate that there is existence outside of time.

There is more than this earthly plain.

While our physical bodies die, our consciousness, our spirit-self or soul, does not die but is transformed.

We are meant to move forward, to learn, to grow, to love and be love.

We cannot go backwards.

We cannot stand still and refuse to budge.

That would violate reality.

Enjoy what is.

Immerse yourself in the moment.

If you are present to what is, you will experience magical things.

But do not cling to anything.

Allow Life to lead you forward.

Go with the Flow – and live!


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Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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