The Transfiguration of the Lord


“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”  Matthew 17:5


The Transfiguration of Jesus is a glimpse of what is to be.  In Jesus’ glorification we see what God has promised to complete in each of us as well.   Like the disciples, we may be filled with fear.  However, God’s instruction to the disciples, and to us, is clear: listen to him.  The Transfiguration of the Lord demands a response from us as much as it did for Peter, James and John on that high mountain long ago.  We must listen, that is obey, Jesus in order to be transformed into what God intends for us to ultimately become.