Transfiguration Sunday–The Grace of Seeing (A Glimpse of) Christ’s Glory

Transfiguration by Carl Heinrich Bloch

Transfiguration by Carl Heinrich Bloch

God sometimes gives those who already believe moments of glory to hold on to. At the Transfiguration, Peter, James, and John, who already were following Him, saw Christ transfigured before them along with a voice saying that He was “my Son, whom I love, with Him I am well pleased. Listen to Him!”

The season of Epiphany is all about celebrating and remembering how Christ manifested Himself to us. Note how tenderly Christ tells His disciples not to be afraid after this encounter. Sometimes, a moment with God can be frightening, especially when He interrupts you!

Transfiguration Sunday is February 15th this year. Do your children know about Christ’s transfiguration?

Consider praying that Christ will manifest Himself to your children and the unbelievers in your life and that they will have a humble encounter with Him!

After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.

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.”

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!”

When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified. But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.” When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.”  Matthew 17