Monday, January 28, 2008

The glory shown through. Matthew 17:1-9

When you meet Jesus will you know he's God?

Peter, James, and John climbed up a mountain with Jesus and there he was transfigured. His face was bright like a light. His whole body becoming dazzling white. Then came two prophets. It was confirmation of John, James, and Peter's faith and hope. As fast as they'd seen him transfigured he was back to back to normal and they were alone.

This past weekend a member of our church died in an ICU bed. Her husband, daughter, sons, siblings, in laws and friends were close by. We prayed, sang Jesus Love Me, read scripture waiting for her ex-tubation. Moments later she opened her eyes looked straight up and smiled. My wife says she must have seen Jesus. I pray she'd just seen the 12 gate we'd read about in Revelation 21 and 22 a few minutes earlier. She squeezed her daughter's hand, a tear rolled down her cheek and she was gone.

Transfiguration happens that fast. In twinkling we see Jesus glory, and then in the next instant all is normal and the glory is hidden again.

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