This Sunday we hear the story of the Transfiguration, as Jesus takes Peter, and James, and John high up onto a mountaintop. There, they meet God and Jesus is transfigured before them. From the accounts, it's an awe-inspiring scene. Peter (my favorite impulsive disciple) asks to stay; to build structures and bask in the glory. It's not to be, and the group departs down the mountain after an overwhelming awe-inspiring encounter with God.
What have been the mountaintops in your life? Where have you seen God? The disciple's journey highlights for us the path of faith, dotted by mountaintops, but also containing vast stretches of valley. The unspoken question centers around how we use the high of the mountaintops to sustain us through the long stretches of life's valleys.
The good news is that we have a God who provides us with those mountaintops; who shows us powerful and sometimes overwhelming visions of what the Kingdom might look like. When we seek, God will take us to that mountaintop.