Luke 9:28-36 Common English Bible
Every day we encounter the elements of nature, people, places, conversations, and a plethora of other things in God’s created order. These things shape us through the process of socialization.
Jesus has invited his inner circle, Peter, John and James, a symbol of the trinity, to the mountain top for another lesson. As he was praying, the process of transfiguration happens. God desires an encounter with us every day and even every moment so that we can hear, see and act in alignment with God’s will. While Jesus is praying another trinity appears wrapped in glory. An encounter with God’s glory is evident when at least a few things happen.
God’s Glory can only happen when it is shared!
About eight days after Jesus said these things, he took Peter, John, and James, and went up on a mountain to pray. As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed and his clothes flashed white like lightning. Two men, Moses and Elijah, were talking with him. They were clothed with heavenly splendor and spoke about Jesus’ departure, which he would achieve in Jerusalem. Peter and those with him were almost overcome by sleep, but they managed to stay awake and saw his glory as well as the two men with him. Luke 9:28-32
Don’t allow diversions to lead!
As the two men were about to leave Jesus, Peter said to him, “Master, it’s good that we’re here. We should construct three shrines: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah”—but he didn’t know what he was saying. Luke 9:33
Learn to listen to God’s voice!
Peter was still speaking when a cloud overshadowed them. As they entered the cloud, they were overcome with awe. Then a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, my chosen one. Listen to him!” Even as the voice spoke, Jesus was found alone. They were speechless and at the time told no one what they had seen. Luke 9:34-36
Hear the W.O.W., Words of Wisdom,
“Jesus calls us back to the mission!”