BEHOLDING HIS GLORY
“Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.” Luke 9:32, NIV
Two men usually met on Saturday at their church to pray together. One day, the church’s sexton saw them come out of the room where they were praying and said there was something radiant about their faces. Peter, James and John had such experience when they followed Jesus to a mountain to pray. There, they saw and heard who Jesus really was. The glory of the transfigured Christ was so powerful that Peter wished that they would not leave the scene. Later in his letter, Peter (2 Peter1:16-18) wrote confidently, “We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty… when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.’”
How can we behold Christ’s glory today? Paul gives us a clue: “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit (2 Corinthians. 3:18). When we come aside, away from the frustrations and confusions of this world, in fellowship with the Master, we experience His glory and we are transformed to change the world around us.
• Birthday Blessing: “The Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory-” Isaiah 60:19
RBT Passage: 1 Samuel 17-18
“The glory of God is a human being fully alive; and to be alive consists in beholding God’s glory.” –Irenaeus of Lyons