The Lord Jesus not only wants us to see his glory – he wants to share this glory with us.


Jesus often went to a lonely place to pray – to seek solitude and sanctuary away from the crowds. But on this occasion, the Gospel of Mark tells us that Jesus was transfigured ..and his garments became glistening, intensely white (Mark 9:2,3).

What is the significance of this mysterious appearance? Jesus went to the mountain knowing full well what awaited Him in Jerusalem – His betrayal, rejection and crucifixion. Jesus very likely discussed this momentous decision to go to the cross with Moses and Elijah. God the Father also spoke with Jesus and gave His approval: This is my beloved Son; listen to Him. The Father glorified His Son because He obeyed. The cloud which overshadowed Jesus and His apostles fulfilled the dream of the Jews that when the Messiah came the cloud of God’s presence would fill the temple again.

The Lord Jesus not only wants us to see His glory – He wants to share this glory with us. And Jesus shows us the way to the Father’s glory: follow me – obey my words – take the path I have chosen for you and you will receive the blessings of my Father’s kingdom – your name will be written in heaven. Jesus succeeded in His mission because He went to Calvary so that Paradise would be restored to us once again. He embraced the cross to obtain the crown of glory that awaits each one of us, if we will follow in His footsteps.

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