"For with you is the fountain of life, in your light we see light."
While I sat silent on that mountain top, the Light pierced darkness hidden deep within my core. Fearful, I wanted to run but Light's love spoke no condemning words. Rather, Light washed forgiveness, healing, hope over me--offered reconciliation.
Light tore the veil between heaven and my hell--revealed his plan to make good--offered me a part, if I agreed. Basking in the Light, I hesitated, knowing my "yes" meant scaling down that mountain top back into the valley.
Jesus took Peter, James and John to the mountain top to pray and God's presence overwhelmed them, even frightened them as Jesus' God-glory shone. And there on that mountain, the disciples witnessed God's extraordinary revelation through Moses and Elijah, heard God's voice and His plan for world salvation through Jesus. And Peter's first words were, "It's good for us to be here. Let's put up three shelters..." (Luke 9:28-36). Let's stay here in the memory of this magnificent, extraordinary, heavenly vision!
But, Jesus knew they had to scale back down the mountain, go back into the valley. For there, among the ordinary is where God's vision would become Truth and Salvation born.
Taking vision to the valley is most difficult. It serves up humbleness and sacrifice but all is born from God's vision through God's grace for God's glory.
Where are you today? Have you met God on the mountain top? Are you basking in the memory of His vision or are you scaling back down toward the valley where that vision can be realized?
Lord, thank you for revealing yourself to us, offering heavenly vision, inclusion in your great plan for good. Let us not shelter ourselves in the memory of your vision but give us the strength, the courage to scales back down toward the valley to bring your Truth to life. Lord, in all we do may we bring you glory. Amen.
"The next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met him." Luke 9:37 (NIV)