It is good for us to be here!

“He took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray. As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. . . . Peter and his companions . . . saw his glory.”

Luke 9:28–29, 32

When Jesus brought His Disciples into close communion with Himself…they “saw his glory” and said, “It is good for us to be here” (Luke 9:32–33).

Moral of the story…heaven is never far from those who linger on a mountain with the Lord.

Jesus in His time on earth had special times and places for quiet conversation with His disciples…He met with them once on Mount Hermon but more often He met them on the sacred slopes of the Mount of Olives.

Every one of us should have our own Mount of Olives…a quiet place and time when we meet the Lord.

But unfortunately most of us today, especially those of us in cities, live under great stress and so from dawn till dusk we are exposed to the whirlwind of life…and amid all the turmoil, we have little opportunity for quiet thought, scripture, or prayer!

But this time with God is critical!

So let us not shut ourself out by saying, “Oh, these wonderful visions and revelations of the Lord are only for ‘those people’ in ‘those times’!”

They are for us too!


Dear God, I know I’m super busy, but I’d like to spent some more quiet time with You. Please help me to find ways to spend more time in quiet communion with You. And in those times, lift me above this world with its trouble and pain and show me visions & glimpses of heaven, and show me Your glory. Amen.

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