Next Sunday will be the last Sunday of Epiphany, and it is known as Transfiguration Sunday. The lectionary selections for include: 2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6, 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 and Mark 9:2-9.

2 Kings 2:1-2Now when the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; for the LORD has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel.

I am fortunate to have several Elishas in my life…family and friends who would stay with me no matter what. Think of Elishas in your life today, and give thanks to God for them.

Loving God, thank you for those people in our lives on whom we can count to be with us through all of life’s ups and downs. Help us be better Elishas in their lives, too. Amen.

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