A Sight To Behold
Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” 6And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid.
In Matthew 17 we read of the transfiguration of Jesus. We learn how His face shone like the sun and His clothes grew white as the light. The great radiance shining from our Lord would have indeed been such a marvellous sight to behold.
How amazing it must have been to witness that grand event. And then on top of seeing our radiant Saviour, a voice came from heaven. To hear the voice of the Father stating plainly that Jesus was His Son would be a marvel. How could any doubt, as to who Jesus was, linger after that?
Our Father’s voice must be so strong and mighty! It is a voice that commands respect and submission to Him. When Peter, James, and John heard God’s voice they “fell on their faces and were greatly afraid”. Incredible.
One day we will also be able to behold the radiance of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, and behold the great might of our Father first-hand. Those who are faithful will be able to relax and worship in the presence of God.
In heaven there will be no sun or moon, since God’s glory will illuminate it; and our radiant Saviour, the Lamb, “will be its light” (Revelation 21:23). The brightness of Jesus will wash us in a warm light that never goes out. It will be a continuous, glorious day with no night (Revelation 21:25).
The transfiguration of Jesus must have been a grand sight to behold, but every faithful Christian will be able to behold an eternally magnificent sight, being in the presence of our great and good God!
-- John Thrower Jr.