Victory Vitamin Blog – Luke 9:33 NIV

“Master, it is good for us to be here.” 

-Luke 9:33 NIV

 

Most of us have our special place.  A place where we can get away, a place where we would stay, if given the choice.  The apostle Peter found his sweet spot in an unlikely place.  He was up on a mountain with Jesus.  Jesus took Peter, James, and John up there and while they were there, Jesus allowed His divinity to shine through His humanity.  The text says that Jesus literally became as bright as a flash of lightning.  Then, Moses and Elijah appeared from heaven, and talked with Jesus for a bit.  That may not sound super exciting, but the sight was so sublime that Peter wanted to stay.  He said, “It’s good for us to be here.”  He then suggested that He build three shelters for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah so they could just stay and forever enjoy that mountaintop experience.  We can’t fathom the peace and calm that they experienced on that mountain.  It was a glimpse of what heaven will be like!  No wonder Peter said, “It’s good to be here.”  One day we will fully experience that peace and calm in heaven.  In the meantime we have our mountaintop experiences in church.  Again, that may not sound super exciting, but think about it.  We hear God speak through His Word, the Bible.  We see Jesus veiled in bread and wine in the Lord’s Supper.  We’re reminded that He loves us.  Our sins are forgiven.  We enjoy the presence of our brothers and sisters in Christ.  When we get together and worship, It’s a glimpse of heaven! This Sunday, as you sit and wait for the service to begin, think about the glory that will be yours one day in heaven, and then say to yourself, “In the meantime, it’s good to be HERE!”

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for February 7, 2016 – Luke 9:33

Good to be here_2/7/16 Sermon

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for February 7, 2016 – Luke 9:33

Jesus once revealed His divine glory to a few of the disciples.  They were awe-struck.  One day, we will encounter that glory in heaven.  Thankfully, God gives us glimpses in the meantime to give us hope and encouragement.  Learn more about Luke 9:33 NIV this Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Victory Lutheran Church.