Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his garments became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three booth here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” He was still speaking, when behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” When the disciples heard this, they fell to their face and were filled with awe. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise and have no fear.” And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one except Jesus only. And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, “Tell no one about the vision, until after the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”
Matthew 17: 1-9
Today we like the disciples are given a glimpse of the glory of Christ we get to share in at the end of the race here on earth if we stay steadfast. That is why we are encouraged to take part in the sufferings we are faced with in this life so that we shall gain that immortality to light at the end (2 Timothy 1:8b-10). Sometimes we may be overwhelmed with the graces and blessings being showered on us when we’re in the light of our Lord’s presence. But just as Christ commands the disciples to tell no one of his transfiguration until his death and suffering, we too as his followers as called to remain calm and humble in our triumphant moments not forgetting that suffering may come to us at any time. Like Abraham, we are to have a faith that doesn’t waver; a faith that believes that suffering is only temporary and the joy God gives is eternal.
As we continue to go through this season of Lent, let us be motivated to look beyond whatever difficulties that may come our way and believe in God with the assurance that joy will always come to we His children.