Thoughts from today’s reading of Matthew 17…
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!” 6 When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified. 7 But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.” 8 When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.
We all have heroes in our lives. They may know us or not. They may be around or already gone from us. Wherever they may be, they all occupy a special place in our hearts. I think this is a healthy thing. At the end of the day though, when all has slipped away, only one remains—Jesus. He stands alone as the greatest hero of all time. Moses and Elijah stood with Him, but only for a few moments. Only one remains—Jesus.
Look around yourself today. Who represents Jesus to you right now? Most people have no idea. There may be a few handfuls. It’s at this time, however, that we must come to the realization/revelation, that it is WE who must represent Him to #desiringGod2017