Luke 9:28-36 Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray. While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white. And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem. Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep, but becoming fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him. As they were about to part from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here; let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” But he did not know what he was saying. While he was still speaking, a cloud came and cast a shadow over them, and they became frightened when they entered the cloud. Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.” After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. They fell silent and did not at that time tell anyone what they had seen.
So today, as I realize that my daughter, Katie, is still suffering with a stomach bug that has come and gone now for over 2 weeks, I realized that really nothing mattered to me at this point except getting good care for her and determining what on earth is wrong. I pulled up the reading from the Lectionary today. The gospel reading is above. All that ran through my mind was that I have been praying incessantly for healing for my baby girl. I have felt God’s presence around me. I know that he is sending his healing spirit in many ways to Katie. Even when my body is completely exhausted from caring for this sick little one, I still feel God’s strength. He has offered me several days of rest between bouts of the flu. He has given me time to replenish my own spirit so I can care for this poor little sick child.
I can only imagine how Peter and his companions felt when they woke up to see Jesus, Moses and Elijah. Peace. Love. Replenishment. Wonder. Amazement. Joy. All those words come into my mind when I read that scripture. God can do amazing things in my life, if I just wake up and view my life through God’s eyes. In fact, the things that He will reveal to me will be so good that I will want to pitch tents and stay there forever!
During your times of struggle, close your eyes and pray for God to show you His goodness. Let it be revealed. Nourish your soul.