1 After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2 There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. 3 Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.
4 Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”
5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”
As a disciple of Jesus, I really want to do something for Jesus. Moreover, I’m in a good position as a leader of a local church to do something. I even get paid for doing something. People expect me to do something. And so like Peter, my good intentions of doing something often miss Jesus’ best intentions for me. I busy myself with activity which does produce something tangible for Jesus. I feel good – I did something for Jesus.
But Jesus is simply calling me to be with Him before doing something for Him. I often get it wrong. I hustle past Jesus so I can do something for Jesus. Today, right now, I’m stopping to marvel not only at the earthly Jesus but the Christ of eternity. Peter caught a glimpse of this Christ. Christ today is triumphant, supreme, exalted, holy, majestic (can’t be contained in human body) King of eternity. In the presence of this Christ is the beginning of my personal transformation – not my anxious activity.
Kurt Holm, Pastor
The Creek Church Community – Walnut Creek