Sunday night we spent some time looking into the Transfiguration (Luke 9:28-36), take a moment:
28 Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray. 29And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white. 30And behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah, 31who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep, but when they became fully awake they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. 33And as the men were parting from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah”—not knowing what he said. 34As he was saying these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. 35And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!” 36And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and told no one in those days anything of what they had seen.
There is so much that could be said about this passage. The thing that we want to focus in on is Peter and the kairos moment that he faces. He is having this moment on the mountain top. Peter is seeing something that he doesn’t understand. So he speaks up and the Scriptures say that he didn’t know what he said.
Then the Father speaks, “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!” It was but a brief moment. The Father spoke and then it was over.
This is just like our lives. We go through our days and the Father speaks and then it’s over. The question is, will we be awake (see verse 32) to hear him speak? Will we hear what he says and enter in or will we blow through the moment and ignore it?