Glorified & Glowing
R. Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you. Psalm 33:22
Jesus is Transfigured (March 5)
Jesus takes Peter, James and John up a mountain. His face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light! Then Moses and Elijah appeared talking to him. What would you say? Peter says, “it is good that we are here.” He wants to pitch tents and stay. If you could be with the glorified Jesus and the greatest prophets, wouldn’t you want to stay there? What questions would you have for them all? Peter, James and John hear a voice saying, “This is my beloved Son, listen to him.” They fall to the ground. If it wasn’t enough to see Jesus and the great prophets this way, now they hear God the Father! Jesus touches them and tells them to get up. They don’t need to be afraid.
Imagine you are invited to go up the mountain with Jesus. What would it be like? What would you see? Would it change your life forever? Would you follow Jesus and know who he is? God told you to listen to him!
I always wonder about this idea of being a glorified body in heaven. I imagine being the 25-30 year old with health and vitality! Maybe I didn’t have perfect beauty here on Earth but I could in heaven. I imagine how God sees me. My closest experience with ‘seeing’ like God, the Father, is as a parent. My children are beautiful! I am speaking in the best sense. I love their smiles, personalities, laughter, caring, etc. They are one whole being to me, not just a superficial beauty. So when I look in the mirror (not the ultra-magnifying one I use for makeup), I try to imagine how God sees me. I am his beautiful daughter!
Every time I read or hear this Scripture, I hear Msgr. Linster, a previous Pastor, say, “it is good that we are here.” He used to say it all the time. I wanted to be like him. I wanted to say, wherever I am, ‘it’s good that I am here.” I think it would change the atmosphere. I would be fully present.
Glorify the Lord by your life!
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Categories: Scripture Focus, The Daily Bread
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