More on the Transfiguration

Matthew 17:1-9.

Was Mount Hermon the site of the Transfiguration?  We don’t know, and it’s probably a good thing.  If we knew, we’d probably put some sort of shrine up there, as Peter wanted to do.

Think about this:  The One Who had come to earth in the form of a servant suddenly burst into glory, His OWN glory, and His brightness was like that of the sun!  Just for a few moments, the disciples saw Him in His fullness, and it put them flat on their faces. Indeed!

It is exciting to know that one day we shall be like Him; transformed into His own image, His glory, His brightness.  It won’t be because we have earned or deserve such an honor, but because He has purchased our salvation with His own blood, and washed us to be whiter than snow.

That He is described as brighter than the sun is no mistake. He is the Sun of righteousness. The sun is the great light that rules the day; the moon, which some see as a type of the church–is the light when night rules. We are in the night now, waiting for the coming of the Sun Who will rise with healing in His wings! Psalm 19:5-6 says, “. . .Which is as a bridegroom  coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.”

We poor arrogant souls think so highly of ourselves down here.  We plot and plan and grasp for power and wealth, but when the Bridegroom comes it will all be for nothing. There will be nothing hidden from the heat and the light of the Sun of Righteousness!


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