“Up a High Mountain”
For mountaintop experiences at their best, O God, we thank you, and we especially thank you that at their best our mountaintop experiences give us insight into the nature of our glorified Lord and allow us somehow to enter into his life in a special way that we might learn how better to have access to his life all the time.
We celebrate the fact that Peter, James, and John saw Jesus in his glorified state on that mountain for a short time and we celebrate the fact that not too many days later they saw Jesus in the glorified state that he would have for all time.
And we celebrate the fact that in his resurrection we too are raised to newness of life; may his glory be reflected in the ways that we think, talk, and live.
“Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him.” (Matthew 17:1-3)