“After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light” (Matthew 17:1-2)
What bugs you today? What news have you heard that was discouraging, disheartening, or frustrating?
The disciples were about to face a test of their faith. They were about to watch their Lord be arrested, mocked, beaten, and finally crucified. They were about to be tempted to fight back, to flee in fear, and to fasten themselves behind locked doors.
But need they? What did they see on this Mount of Transfiguration? They saw Jesus in His glory! This moment was to drive doubt far from their hearts- Jesus is the VERY Son of God! Jesus is God HIMSELF! If Jesus is God, and He is, then no matter what He does or allows to be done to Him must work out for the good, must work out for His purposes, no matter what! And…guess what…it did!
What bugs you today? Remember Jesus’ glory on that mountain. He is God Himself! He chose to go down that mountain to that cross in order to save you from your sins. If He did that for you, and He did, then will He not be with you today, watch over you, work things for your good, and one day take you to heaven?
Thankful for such a glorious Savior, just like you,