Side by Side – Day 12 “Valley Living”

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The story of the Transfiguration is one of my favorite stories as it relates to how we react when God shows up in our life. Peter is so excited on the mountain to see Christ’s glory that he just wants to set up tents for everybody and stay there forever. However, once the clouds come over, he basically freaks out with the other apostles and they become afraid because they can’t see anymore. Jesus reappears, then sends them down the mountain and not to tell anyone what happened.

So, what does this mean for you and I? Our life is not lived on the mountain top always being able to see Jesus at work. 99% of our time is about living in the valley trying to figure out how to get back up there. If we hear the stories of others or remember what it was like when we experienced it, then we strive to allow Christ to reveal Himself time and time again.

Maybe you have had a renewal or a retreat that made you feel you touched the face of God. You know also how hard it is when the rest of the world didn’t experience it with you. Just remember, it’s not going to happen the same way for you every time and it doesn’t always have to happen for others the same way you experienced it. Christ is revealing himself every day in our “Valley Living.” Be open to see him in the same glory you did on your mountain.