Monday, November 14, 2011

On the Mountain Top

From today's reading: "And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white." Matthew 17:2 Many of us have been up to the mountaintop. The problem is that when you have experienced that kind of high, it is tempting to try to go back - to regain that feeling that fills the mind and body and soul with awesome wonder. This experience that Peter and James and John had on the mountain was never repeated, but it remained burned into the very fabric of their being for the rest of their life. They came back down the mountain and they ministered in the highways and byways of the valley below. If they hadn't done that, we might never have heard of Jesus or God and the awesome love he has for us. I like the way Amy Grant said it in her song Mountaintop -

And I'd love to live on a mountain top
Fellowshipping with the Lord
I'd love to stand on a mountain top
'Cause I love to feel my spirit soar
But I've got to come down from that mountain top
To the people in the valley below
Or they'll never know that they can go
To the mountain of the Lord.

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