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The Son and the Sun: Our Glorious Lord Jesus

Brilliant sun on blue sky and clouds
May 10, 2019

Have you ever imagined being on that mountain with Peter, James, and John when the face and clothing of Jesus were transformed before their eyes? When Jesus shown as brilliant as the sun?

As bright as the sun!

I’ve often imagined it and it has blessed my life.

A Moving Moment

Recently, I was on a plane headed west, over the clouds and straight into the sun.

It was a brilliant, searing, explosion of whiteness!

I LOVE the story of “The Transfiguration” so much that I couldn’t resist looking straight into the sun myself and imagining I was looking at the face of Jesus on that mountain (just for a second, sorry Mom). 😀 ❤️ 😀

My phone winced as I pointed its poor little camera straight into it. It must have squinted because this pic doesn’t do it justice. But the blue sky pic at the top of this post does!

Can you imagine being there with Jesus? I love what Peter wrote decades afterward, showing how that experience was branded onto his heart for life. Listen to his testimony:

“We have not followed cunningly devised fables! But we were eyewitnesses of His gleaming majesty when we heard the very voice of God the Father on that holy mountain!” (slightly paraphrased from 2 Peter 1:16)

Why This Matters

As simply and kindly as Jesus lived on earth, I never want to forget who He really was and is! This story makes me want to praise God Almighty, the Creator and Governor of the Universe!

Remembering who Jesus REALLY is helps me take His words more seriously.

Remembering His glory helps me love Him more.

Remembering His power and majesty humbles me.

Remembering how blessed I am to have such a great and powerful FRIEND makes me smile and feel happy.

Look at the Sun and Envision the Son

May I invite you to look straight into the sun for a split second the next time you see it high and cloudless above you?

Envision Jesus standing before you looking just that brightly. And then imagine this amazing voice filling your senses:

“For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (2 Peter 1:17, KVJ)

That is what Peter, James, and John witnessed and heard.

One day we too will fall at His feet and bask in His glory!

Jesus in blue sky, hands stretched out, in glorious light


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