Our scripture this week os Matthew 17:1-9.
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.
On the mountaintop, the full glory of our Lord Jesus was revealed. No one on earth had ever seen anything like this, no one on earth has seen it since. God chose to come to earth to better show us how to live with Him and each other, and He chose this way to show Peter, John and James the reality of Christ.
Why doesn’t God show up like this for all of us? The easy answer is that He doesn’t choose to come to us in that way. In the same manner that He chose to come to earth as a human baby and grow to manhood, He chooses to reach us differently. He wants to have a personal relationship with each of us.
Are we ready for that, seeking a personal connection to the Creator of all things? That may be too much for us to handle. Perhaps a relationship to our quiet God, the one who hears our prayers and gently guides our steps is a better connection for us. Make no mistake, our God is one, constant and consistent, but He graciously allows us to know Him in many different ways.
Loving Lord, You have revealed Yourself to us through Your word, through the prophets who spoke Your truth and through Your son Jesus who came to love and teach us. May we choose You above all else, living in and for You. Amen.