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Matthew 17:1-2 After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2 There He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.

The NFL does not help with making preaching on Sundays any easier.  Living in the Midwest during this time of year especially, there really isn’t that much to do in sub-zero temperatures.  Watching football on a Sunday afternoon not only often makes someone’s day, but it often makes their whole week as they eagerly anticipate that day.  The disciples Jesus took up the high mountain had no idea what they were about to witness.  It wouldn’t just change their day, it would continue to transform their lives!

We generally know the city in which the Super bowl is going to take place maybe 3 or 4 years before it happens.  However, the events from Matthew chapter seventeen reveal a much bigger “show” than the Super bowl. In verse one it says, “After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.” The uncertainty of an exact location shouldn’t be one that upsets us in any way.  What we do know about the location is important, for it was somewhere on that high mountain that the Transfiguration of Jesus happened.  The one and only Almighty, Creator LORD was visibly revealing the radiance of His perfect holiness, righteousness, and divine nature.  What a sight to see! 

It is important to be able to try to picture and fathom what exactly happened on that mountain.  We might compare it for a moment to the question that professional athletes are so often asked, “What was it like to play in the Super bowl, World Series, or the Olympics, and so on…”  But in the history of the world there has never been a single event for any individual that is more impressive, more amazing, and more important than the few descriptive Words recorded which took place on that mountain!  “There He (Jesus) was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.” 

As you walk through your day and week, remember and realize we will get to see Jesus our perfect Lord and Savior from our sins, in His full glory! Because of Jesus’ work here on earth, we too will spend eternity with Him!  You don’t want to miss that for the world!

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