At the transfiguration of Jesus, a voice from the cloud said, “This is my one dear Son, in whom I take great delight. Listen to him!”
When the disciples heard this, they were overwhelmed with fear and threw themselves down with their faces to the ground. But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Do not be afraid”. (Matthew 17:5-7)
Peter, James and John were overwhelmed by the sight that they witnessed, the appearance of Moses and Elijah, and the voice of God the Father.
However, they must also have been in awe of what, they now knew, could be awaiting them.
Lord Jesus, open my eyes to the wonders of your great glory.
Happy are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Happy are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Happy are they who hunger and thirst for righteous sake, they shall be satisfied.
Happy are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Happy are the clean of heart for they shall see God.
Happy are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.
Happy are they who suffer persecution for justice’s sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Amen.