Photographer Sue Thomson with Home, Corporate, & Church Based Art plus Poetry and Christian Perspectives
The purpose of the transfiguration of Christ
was so his disciples could gain a greater understanding
of who Jesus Christ was.
They had only known him in His human form,
but now they had a brief encounter
with Jesus in all of His heavenly Glory.
When we hear or see things of epic proportion
we often have difficulty truly comprehending them.
The violence that surrounds us…
whether it in the streets of Chicago
or the horrific acts of ISIS.
Then there is the miraculous survival
of a person with just minor scratches
from a grisly auto accident,
or someone who was never to walk again,
But what remains true, is that
unless we actually witnessed these things
with our own eyes and our 5 senses,
they often remain stories and soon fade away.
However, the disciples would never forget what they had personally
witnessed on the mountain top that day!
John wrote, ” We have seen his glory,
the glory of the one and only Son,
who came from the Father,
full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
Peter wrote,” 16 For we did not FOLLOW cleverly devised stories
when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,
but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
17 He received honor and glory from God the Father
when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying,
“This is my Son, whom I love;
with him I am well pleased.”[a]
18 We ourselves heard this voice
that came from heaven
when we were with Him
on the sacred mountain.”
2 Peter 1:16-18
More on Transformations in my next post….