Have you ever wondered what being in glorious splendor will be like? Would you like to know? How would you like to be in glory with Jesus, speaking with Him? Do you know you will get that opportunity one day?
Sharing in someone else’s glory can be wonderful. Here on this earth, that often means being partnered with someone who achieves or does something amazing. They receive the fame and we share in the limelight as an associate.
Unfortunately, when we are with someone who is basking in the spotlight, we find they have their faults. They may become prideful and cocky. They may leave their friends behind. They may get hooked on alcohol or drugs to deal with the overwhelming attention. Thankfully, there is One who has no faults at all and basks in the brightest glory.
As Jesus selected Peter, John, and James to go up on the mountain with Him to pray, I wonder if He didn’t have a bit of a knowing smile on His face. I’m sure He knew what was going to happen on top of the mountain.
The three apostles, however, had no idea. They did not know they would see Jesus change into His natural glorious being right in front of their eyes. They also had no idea they would come face-to-face with Moses and Elijah. Wow! What an experience that must have been!
It is no wonder Peter just blurted something out, not knowing what he was saying. He was overcome with awe and wonder. He had just met two of the most famous men of Jewish history and seen Jesus transformed in front of him.
I’m guessing our reaction will be much the same when we see Jesus face-to-face. Perhaps we won’t blurt out whatever pops in our minds, but I’m sure we will be in awe. Seeing the glory of God with our own eyes will be no small experience. It will far outdo what we have experienced on this earth.
I pray we all look forward to our face-to-face meeting with Jesus. I pray we desire to share in His glory now. I pray each one of us choose to follow Him so we will share in His glory. Look to Jesus’ glory. Look forward to sharing in His glory. Choose to follow Him. Jesus will share His glory with you.
Luke 9:29-30 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus.