When Jesus took these three disciples up onto the mountain alone, he brought them into close communion with himself. They “saw his glory” and said, “It is good for us to be here” (Luke 9:32–33).
Heaven is never far from those who linger on a mountain with their Lord. Who of us in certain moments of meditation and prayer has not caught a glimpse of the heavenly gates? Who has not in the secret place of holy communion felt a surging wave of emotion—a taste of the blessed joy yet to come?
… Every Christian should have his own Mount of Olives. Most of us today, especially those of us in cities, live under great stress. From early morning until bedtime we are exposed to the whirlwind of life. Amid all the turmoil, there is little opportunity for quiet thought, God’s Word, prayer and fellowship of the heart!
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