SOMETIMES the Spirit leads us to a mountaintop where we catch a glimpse of God’s glory and know with unquestioned assurance that the one we follow is the Son of God. Now and then we experience Christ robed in dazzling white and feel the presence of saints who have gone before us. Along the pathway of discipleship, we encounter wonder-filled moments of spiritual awareness that revolutionize our lives and transfigure the way we see the world around us. Like Peter, we desperately long to take up residence in that place or to hold on to it forever. We may be tempted to expect every moment of our life to be filled with an extraordinary sense of glory, assurance, and peace.
But then we come down from the mountain and walk through the world where Jesus walked and where the risen Christ promised to meet us.
—James A. Harnish
Easter Earthquake: How Resurrection Shakes Our World
From page 47 of Easter Earthquake: How Resurrection Shakes Our World by James A. Harnish. Copyright © 2017 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
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As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
—Mark 9:9, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
My Saviour God; How great Thou art, how great Thou art.
—from “How Great Thou Art,” words and music by Stuart K. Hine, 1949
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