Today, the Saturday before Lent, we have the account of the Transfiguration, from St Mark: ‘And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves; and he was transfigured before them, and his garments became glistening, intensely white, as no fuller on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses; and they were talking to Jesus. And Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is well that we are here; let us make three booths, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” For he did not know what to say, for they were exceedingly afraid. And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” And suddenly looking around they no longer saw any one with them but Jesus only’.

It is entirely appropriate that we have this Gospel, for St Luke tells us that Moses and Elijah were speaking of ‘his departure, which he was to accomplish at Jerusalem’. That is, His ‘exodus’, His passion, death and resurrection.

And, after it all, they saw no one ‘but Jesus only’. This too is a word for us, to see ‘Jesus only’ in all the circumstances of our daily lives. As the Psalmist said, ‘My heart has said of you, seek his face: your face, Lord, will I seek’. May God’s grace fill your heart this day, as you seek Him alone, and find blessing in so doing.