“While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!’ When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified. But Jesus came and touched them. ‘Get up,’ he said. ‘Don’t be afraid.’ When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.”
– Matthew 17:5-8
Do you ever wish you could witness the Son and the Father in conversation, sharing love? The above scripture allows you to be like a fly on the wall. Matthew Chapter 17 tells the story of the “transfiguration,” which means Jesus was physically changed into a higher level of Himself in the way He looked. Several parallels exist between this transfiguration and Moses’ accounts at Mt. Sinai. Jesus led Peter, James, and John to “a high mountain,” similar to that of Moses. Jesus was transfigured and “His face shone like the sun, his clothes became white as the light,” just like Moses.
As the transfiguration continued with Jesus, also appearing were Moses and Elijah and “a bright cloud covered them.” This is exactly the same thing that God did when He appeared to Moses on Mt. Sinai. God appeared in a cloud, full of energy. It covered Moses, Elijah, and Jesus and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my son whom I love. With him, I am well pleased. Listen to him.” When Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River, the Father made the same pronouncement of love!
Friend, I find it amazing to think that each time God the Father speaks to God the Son, He said, “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.” Throughout the scriptures, God uses stories to convey just how great his love is to us! And God wants us to know, experiencing this love gives us the power to overcome the world.
Father, help me to know that I am your beloved!
Are you aware the Father is well pleased with you?
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