The transfiguration of Jesus gives us a grief and fleeting glimpse of Jesus in all his glory. It is a forestate of what is yet to come. It is offered to us to challenge and encourage us in our daily lives. It reminds us that our lives are far more than what we see, hear and experience every day. To experience the day with meaning, purpose and hope.
As I read through the gospel, I caught something new. It was a detail that I’ve always missed every time I’ve read it. It’s a detail that only St. Luke gave to us: Peter and his companions had overcome by sleep, but becoming fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him (Luke 9:32)
Like Peter and his companions, we can also encounter this moment. I am personally still climbing my mountain of my life and may fall asleep sometimes. There are times when I feel low and when the circumstances in my life are bathed with darkness that to get myself out of such state, I have to go in deep prayer and let the Holy spirit to take full control and allow me re-energize the good times and high moments I have with the Lord and felt His loving embrace.
The word that Jesus speaks to us is a life-giving and life changing. It nourishes, nurture and sustain us, if we will open our hearts and lives to hearing it. We may never experience as powerful as the Transfiguration but everyday in countless and seemingly small ways God enters into our world and daily lives. Everytime we experience a moment of peace, joy and forgiveness including our sorrow, sadness and down moments of our lives, God is with us. Everytime we reach out to help other people is a moment of transfiguration both for ourselves and for those we help. Each time somebody share a smile, shows care and concern for us is a moment when God reaches out to us.
The transfiguration of Jesus is so inspiring that would remind us to strengthen our faith and have an intimate relationship with the Lord in the midst of our personal struggles, doubts and worries on life. Our faith would be shaken, tested and tried, however the Lord encourage us and giving us the vision that forever would change the way how we view our faith, through God’s grace and glory shines everyday of our lives. Amen.
Source: Neo Jeremiah Voice of the Young Prophet Newsletter, March 17, 2019 issue.