We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven, while we were with him on the holy mountain. ~2 Peter 1:18
The Hebrews believed they were closer to God on top of a mountain. Mount Tabor makes that concept easy to understand. The air seems thinner here, as if there is less between us and the Almighty, whose home is in the heavens. The rock outcropping drops away to a vista over a fertile plain, a perfect setting for Jesus’ transformation. I’m jealous of the brown-robed monks who live here, playing guitars and smiling at pilgrims. Do they spend their lives lingering in the divine presence? Like Peter, I wish I could build a dwelling and stay forever (Matthew 17:4).
When have you wanted to linger in God’s presence?
Prayer: O Creator, I desire to linger in the heights with you.