“This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased; listen to him”
The words of the Father affirm the identity of Jesus. There has never been an easy time to be a Christian. It isn’t only our own world that screams at us how futile and silly it is to believe in Jesus, let alone to follow him. Those who walk around in the fog, never glimpsing the sky or the path, claim that both are just wishful thinking, that nobody sees these things clearly anyway. But those who have seen the glory can never be the same again. Like Elisha with Elijah, we will not now leave this man until we have been assured of a share in his spirit. Like Peter, James and John, we are called down from the mountain top to the gritty world below to bring Jesus with us.