About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray. As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. They spoke about his departure, which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem. Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him. As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what he was saying.) While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and covered them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.” When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. The disciples kept this to themselves and did not tell anyone at that time what they had seen. Luke 9:28-37 NIV
Have you ever during your Christian life “slept” and missed an opportunity for the transfiguration of Christ? Have you had a period when God seemed distant, far away and missed the opportunity to see His glory through working in or through you? I think we have all been there at some time, just as the three disciples were very tired and missed the initial part of the transfiguration of Christ. When we awaken, when we are attune with our Savior, He can do wonders in and through us, for ourselves, those who are dear to us, and others. Just as Peter said that it was good that they were with the Lord, we can realize and say it is good when we are with the Lord, when we allow Him to accomplish His work through us. Jesus only allowed three of His disciples to see the transfiguration of Himself on the mountain, but we today can see Jesus transfigured within us. We just need to turn ourselves over totally to Him. We will then see amazing things done through our Lord working in us.