Matthew 17:1–8 (ESV)
after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as
light. 3 And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. 4 And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here,
one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” 5 He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen
to him.” 6 When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces and were terrified. 7 But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and have no fear.” 8 And
when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.
The Transfiguration is mind blowing in that we get a glimpse of Jesus in his Divine nature.
It leaves the disciples speechless, except Peter. He is like a babbling idiot because he doesn’t know what to say. He knows one thing, he doesn’t want to leave this place. This is a glimpse of Jesus in heaven. Then God the
Father speaks. “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” These are the same exact words as what was said at Jesus’ baptism… except the words “listen to him” were added.
I think these words are good for us all to follow. What was their reaction? “They fell on their faces and were terrified.” Jesus simply tells them to “Rise, and have no fear.”
I pray: O Lord, I want to be in your presence and to see you face to face. I want to hear your voice! I want to trust you and to have no fear. Amen.