Saturday, July 31, 2010

Down from the Mountaintop

Down from the Mountaintop, Mark 9:2-9

1 AND JESUS said to them, Truly and solemnly I say to you, there are some standing here who will in no way taste death before they see the kingdom of God come in [its] power.
2 Six days after this, Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves. And He was transfigured before them and became resplendent with divine brightness.
3 And His garments became glistening, intensely white, as no fuller (cloth dresser, launderer) on earth could bleach them.
4 And Elijah appeared [there] to them, accompanied by Moses, and they were holding [a protracted] conversation with Jesus.
5 And Peter took up the conversation, saying, Master, it is good and suitable and beautiful for us to be here. Let us make three booths (tents) — one for You and one for Moses and one for Elijah.
6 For he did not [really] know what to say, for they were in a violent fright (aghast with dread).
7 And a cloud threw a shadow upon them, and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is My Son, the [most dearworthy] Beloved One. Be constantly listening to and obeying Him!
8 And looking around, they suddenly no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus only.
9 And as they were coming back down the mountain, He admonished and expressly ordered them to tell no one what they had seen until the Son of Man should rise from among the dead. AMP

This is one of those recounting of the events in Jesus Ministry that I really relate to. If you ever been to a conference, a retreat or had any other time when God manifest Himself in His majesty, power it is a place you do not want to leave.
Going back to everyday life can either seem like an exciting new opportunity or drudgery. If you are not careful you can even get pre-occupied with something that was said at the event and lose out on all of the good things that occurred.
Remember these great times with God are meant to chare us and challenge us to let God do more though us. If we are not careful we can become lost in His presence and missing in action on the battlefield of His choosing.
There is a time for both and both are part of God’s plan for us!

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