By: Tim Irving – Evangelism Team
When Peter, James, and John, went with Jesus up on a high nountain and saw Him transfigured, they must have been awed and frightened. I mean, who wouldn’t be. I’m sure that’s not what they were expecting, yet, they shouldn’t have been surprised. For 1400 years they knew what Moses said about how God would raise up a prophet like him. For 450 years, they knew the words from Malachi foretelling of a prophet like Elijah coming that would prepare the way of the Lord. They had seen Jesus perform miracles and heard the voice when He was baptized, and while it may have been shocking to see Him transfigured, it should not have been surprising. Then the confirming voice from the cloud, “This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him,” must have been totally awesome! Talk about a deal sealer. Peter, James, and John should have ran down the mountain as super evangelists, but Jesus still had work to do and they still had much to learn. We have known the truth for 2000 years, we know all the predictions, the confirmations, we know the beginning and the end, we have the victory,! So, why aren’t we all super evangelist? Well, we’re not all super and we’re not all called to be evangelists. But, we are called to share the Gospel, share love and kindness, care and concern, whenever and wherever we can. And don’t forget God’s command, “Hear Him!” For us that doesn’t mean listening for voices but reading His Word, knowing what it says, and obeying it! And when talking to others, as Pastor Curt pointed out, we have two ears and one mouth for a reason. Listen twice as much as you speak and your wisdom will abound!