Words from the Heart for Sunday December 22nd, 2019
He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.
2 Peter 1:17-18 (NIV)
Since Confederation, Canadians have served around the world in the cause of peace and freedom. Many of them made the ultimate sacrifice and their final resting places are typically located near the place where they died. There are hundreds of different cemeteries and memorials around the world. This includes 11 cemeteries and Gardens of Remembrance in South Africa. This was the first foreign war where Canadian troops fought as Canadians.
There are some things that we just never forget. No matter how long ago they took place, the memory is as fresh as if it was yesterday. This was the case with Peter and the mount of the Transfiguration. It’s no wonder that Peter never got that experience out of his mind. To get a glimpse of Jesus in all of His heavenly glory would be an unforgettable experience. So much so that he mentions it in his second epistle. 2 Peter 1:17-18 says, “He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.” Peter’s life changed on that mountain. He had seen the glory of Jesus, and heard the voice of God coming from heaven. There is power in a testimony of what God has done in our lives. While we may never have had a mount of Transfiguration experience, all of us who have met Jesus by faith have a story to tell. Tell it to someone today.
These have been words from the heart.