February 11, 2024 —
Following the visit of the Wise Men, the revelation of Jesus this Epiphany season began with His baptism in the Jordan River, where God the Father called out from heaven. “This is my Son whom I love. Listen to Him.”
From that day, in word and deed, Jesus began to reveal more about Himself. He demonstrated the extent of His authority and power and love. Along the way, we had an epiphany. Jesus has to be the very Son of God!
Yet, Jesus looked so normal, like an ordinary carpenter or your average rabbi or just another prophet. Until today. We have traveled from the river to the mountain. Today, on the Mount of Transfiguration, Jesus gives us A Glimpse of His True Glory.
As we see Him in His dazzling brilliance, the Father speaks again, this time to us: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!” This final epiphany prepares us for the journey of Lent where we will witness the most glorious work that Jesus would do when He came down from this mountain. Don’t be fooled by His humility in His Passion. This is the glorious One who Rose on Easter Sunday, ascended into heaven, and will return in Glory to judge the living and the dead.