Open your eyes, see yourself in the one who's shining on the hill,
hear the voice say to you: "This is the one that I love."

1. See yourself in the waters of the Jordan, baptised into all that Christ will do.
Go to your Jerusalem,
eat and watch and pray with him,
take your cross and follow on the way.

2. See yourself in the healing of the lepers,
see yourself in the raising of the dead
hear what demons say to him,
be denied, betrayed with him,
die and rise up each and every day.

3. See yourself in the resurrected daughter,
see yourself in the wand’rer welcomed home.
‘He was dead but lives again!’
We can celebrate with him,
like the angels when the lost is found.
Robin Mann © 1994, 2004

The preaching helps in the Lutheran School of Chicago's Currents gave me this song. Thank you, Eldon L. Olson from Seattle! Writing about Jesus' transfiguration, he quoted the Odes of Solomon: "Behold, the Lord is our mirror. Open your eyes and see them in him, and learn the manner of your own face" (Ode 13). I underlined the next sentence: "The transfiguration is a vision of the Christ in which we behold who we really are." He also brought out the close links between this event and Jesus' journey to Jerusalem — after the brightness on the mountain it's the shadow of the valley.

ALWS 29/5/24

In May 2023 we travelled to the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia, seeing work supported by Australian Lutheran World Service. Dorothy and I are Ambassadors for the ALWS programme, Lives You Touch. We are encouraging people to leave money in their will for the work of ALWS. We committed to leave a third of our will many years ago and hope many others can touch lives in this way.

Last year we visited churches in SA, Vic, Qld and WA with Jonathan & Julie Krause promoting the cause of ALWS.

Coming up soon:

* Nuriootpa (St Petri) Saturday June 22, 4 pm

To be confirmed:
Bordertown July 28,
Everton Park (Qld) August 17,
Canberra August 24 

Looking forward to seeing you at one of these events