The Transfiguration of Our Lord
Scripture only records one time when Jesus showed his divine glory. That was on a hilltop in northern Israel. On the Mount of Transfiguration Peter, James, and John got a firsthand (and terrifying) look at Jesus’ perfect glory. Jesus did this to give his disciples a glimpse at what the future holds for all believers. They were about to enter a difficult time as his disciples, but future glory would follow, by God’s grace. The season of showing his glory to those he has called (Epiphany) is coming to a close. We now stand at the threshold of the season of his ultimate humiliation (Lent). But before we go down to the valley of the shadow of death, we now get a glimpse of God's glory! Hang on to the glory that soon will be covered in shame and washed with blood!