“and His garments became radiant and exceedingly white, . . .” Mark 9:3
Spending time thinking about the transfiguration, as we have this week, we pause to look at it again, to be reminded that change in any part of life doesn’t happen apart from Jesus, but because of Him. It’s important to realize Jesus’ transfiguration took place while He was praying. The disciples witnessed a metamorphosis.
This verse tells us that when Jesus was transfigured, it means He became on the outside, what He was on the inside. The presence of God was being manifested in the humanity of Jesus. There on that mountain, His glory was no longer able to be confined within Him. He radiated glory, it was Heaven’s confirmation to the perfect humanity of the Son of God.
Though we don’t think it possible, such a change could happen in us. Scripture speaks of change happening in every believer. Paul looks into the heavens and declares, “But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, one Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18. That is to say, when we receive Him as our Savior, He puts His glory into our lives.
The Christian life is a process by which the glory of the Lord is worked out in our daily lives. In other words, the same glory God gave Jesus, He gives to His followers to give a godless world evidence of Jesus and His uncontainable love for them. God works His glory into our lives so He will be manifested through our lips and lives. Whether we are aware of it or not, there should be a radiance about us. Our living ought to remind others that this chance is possible and very real.
Take some time to seek Him, not with needs, requests or problems, but just to be caught up in His presence.