“I wish I can stay in church the whole day.”

“I would love to spend most of my time with friends from church.”

“I feel so secure when I am surrounded by my brothers and sisters in Christ.”

You probably have heard these statements before or a similar version.

The reasons for these statements may be valid – work has been a drag, the teacher has been such a terror, home front hasn’t been anything but dysfunctional .

This was probably very similar to what Peter, James and John were feeling until Jesus brought them up the mountain and experienced a spiritual high.

“After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them” (Mark 9:2)

They wanted to camp up there with Jesus.  They wanted to stay and savor the moment.  They’d rather remain than get back to the ‘craziness’ of life.

We all feel this.

But what we forget is that the number of people that went up the mountain is the very same number that came down.

In other words, Peter, James and John went up with Jesus.  When they came down, Jesus was still with them.

As we get into towards the middle of this week, remember that encountering Christ doesn’t just have to be on a Sunday.

He is with you in your highest of highs.

… and in your lowest of lows.

He will never leave, forsake or abandon.

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