Today's devotion is based on Matthew 17:4, "Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you,
Peter was right. It was an amazing place to be. But the moment couldn't last forever. Jesus still had a job to do, and it involved some dark days ahead as he walked to the cross loaded with the world's sins. The disciples had to face some tough days ahead, too, not only the death of their friend and Savior but also persecution as they spread the word about him.
One day Jesus will bring all of us to eternal glory, to stand with him in the heavenly Mount Zion. In that day, we will say, "it is good for us to be here," and we will never have to leave. But, until then, we still live in the reality of a sinful world. Yet, even now, we can live in this often-difficult place knowing that Jesus didn't stay on the Mount of Transfiguration. He best showed us who he was by going up to Mount Calvary to save the world by dying on the cross. No matter where we find ourselves, we rejoice that Jesus joins us in the highs, the lows, and everywhere in between.