Shine, Jesus, Shine!

The Transfiguration of the Lord is the day on which Christians experience something truly mind-bending. We read the account of Jesus taking Peter, James, and John up on a mountain to pray – when something unexplainable and extraordinary happened! Jesus began to glow, and alongside of him appeared the two legendary heroes of the Old Testament: Moses and Elijah. So exciting was this moment that Peter wanted to build a small subdivision so they could move in and preserve the mountaintop experience forever. Unfortunately this was not to be. Before long Moses and Elijah disappeared and the glow faded from Jesus’ face. They were left with Jesus alone and before long found themselves unable to deal with the messy details of the real world. It is enough for us to have Jesus by our side – especially when life gets messy – it is as good as being on the mountain!