There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light.
“This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”
To sustain the disciples during the horrible events of His coming suffering, Jesus discloses Himself in all His glory, writes D.A. Carson. This was a revelation to the disciples who Jesus really is, and God himself affirms Jesus as His Son (see Matthew 3:12).
Especially after just hearing about bearing their crosses with its implied suffering – what an encouragement to them, and us, that beyond death is glory.
We should be amazed that this glorious Son willingly humbled Himself to die on a cross and our hearts should filled with gratitude and an eagerness to sit at his feet and listen to him! (Matthew 13:43). The one who is to suffer is God’s chosen Messiah, His Son, whose true nature is revealed in glory. (R.T. France)
Let us worship and praise this glorious King.
Sing the last verse of ‘Amazing Grace’ by John Newton:
“When we’ve been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.”