A Glimpse of Glory

Can you imagine how astonished the disciples were when they were confronted with the transfiguration of Jesus? In John 1:14, John later wrote: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” Mark 9:1-3 describes the scene: And He said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power. And after six days Jesus taketh with Him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and He was transfigured before them. And His raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them.” They gazed on Jesus in His glory! In II Corinthians 3:18, Paul explained how we can gaze on Him and reflect His glory: “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” If we immerse ourselves in God’s Word, loving Jesus, worshipping Him, thinking on Him, being yielded to Him, people will begin to see, however dim, a reflection of Him. This is what Paul was talking about in Romans 12:2. In the context of giving ourselves to God (!2:1), Paul wrote: “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind....” Our minds are renewed as we absorb and apply Scripture, letting the Word change us and guide us. In the hymn, “Still Sweeter Every Day,” William C. Martin testifies to the transforming power of gazing on the Lord Jesus Christ in His Holy Word: “His glory broke upon me when I saw Him from afar; He’s fairer than the lily, brighter than the morning star; He fills and satisfies my longing spirit o’er and o’er; each day He grows still sweeter than He was the day before.”  Selah! When we focus on Him in the Bible, the transformation process is underway!   Ron

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