And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light.
On The Mountain
Jesus took Peter, James, and John up into a high mountain and was transfigured before them. Literally, Jesus’ face was bright as the sun and his clothes were as white as light. This mountaintop experience had a lasting effect upon these three disciples as they witnessed Christ being glorified.
Mountaintop experiences are wonderful to behold. These are the times when Heaven seems to open up and we get a glimpse of glory divine. We never forget these times in our lives when everything just seems right and perfect. We usually linger around expecting more of what God might do. We stand in awe of what God has done and what might happen next. Jesus definitely wanted these three disciples to remember this day for the rest of their lives. The disciples were so impelled by this experience that they fell down on their faces in fear. It took the touch of Jesus and a command to arise for the men to get up. After this they only saw the person of Jesus standing alone.
The transfiguration gives additional testimony to the fact that Jesu is the Messiah. Jesus shined with the glory of God and both Moses and Elijah gave witness to this event. When we experience mountaintop moments we need to also consider that God desires for us to witness His glory. His glory and presence gives us confidence that He is God and He is in control of all things. When we are on the mountaintop we are full of faith and joy. We long for these experiences to happen in our life. It’s when we come off the mountain and into the valley that we lose focus and begin to fear and lack faith. Keep your mountaintop experiences close to mind and never forget what you saw.
Lord, I trust You to show me your glory and allow me to witness Your power and presence in my life. Let me see what You are doing in my life.