Devotion for the Second Sunday in Lent

Six days later Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up on a high mountain by themselves. And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, I will make three tabernacles here, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud said, “This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!” When the disciples heard this, they fell face down to the ground and were terrified. And Jesus came to them and touched them and said, “Get up, and do not be afraid.” And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one except Jesus Himself alone.
As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, “Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man has risen from the dead.” ~ Matthew 17:1-9

Peter, James, and John didn’t know what to make of the Transfiguration, but Peter knew that it was good for them to be there. Anytime we are where the Lord is, it is good for us to be there. And since the Holy Spirit indwells all believers, wherever we are, there our Lord is also. Whether we are worshipping in church, reading the Bible and praying alone with the Lord, or shooting up a quick prayer in the middle of a busy day, it is good for us to be there.

Thank You, Lord God, that through Your Holy Spirit, we are always in Your presence. Help me to always remember that it is good for me to be there. Your Word tells me to pray without ceasing, and I want to do that. But I need Your help to be attuned to You throughout the day. Let me feel Your presence. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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