HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.” Matthew 17:2
The experience is for the servant as well as for the Master.
There is a Transfiguration of standing and position. Believing in my Saviour, I have eternal life, and shall never come into judgment. Once God’s displeasure hung over me, like a brooding sky from which the lightning might flash at any moment. Now the cloud has passed, and the sun shines. When I am in Christ, God is my Father and my Friend.
There is a Transfiguration of character and life. The hour now is — now is — when the dead hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear shall live. Renewed by Him, enlivened, ennobled, I am separated by spiritual and eternal worlds from my former estate. Once I was darkness, now I am light in my Lord. Once I was God’s enemy, now I am His happy child.
There is a Transfiguration of outlook and hope. The gloom lifts and vanishes from death, and from the world beyond death, when Christ is mine and I am His. Through His mercy and grace, I shall come forth to the resurrection of glory and joy. One happy day, I shall behold His face in righteousness; one last consummate morning, I shall be satisfied when I awake with His likeness. The undecaying inheritance is mine.