We have seen his glory, the glory
of the only Son of the Father.
The scenes on the mountain of transfiguration and at the hill of crucifixion are in stark contrast.
On the mountain, Jesus was revealed in glory; on the hill of crucifixion, he was held in contempt and killed.
On the mountain, his face shined like the sun; on the hill, his face was bruised and bloody.
On the mountain, he was flanked by Moses and Elijah, two of the greatest; on the hill, he was flanked by bandits, two of the worst.
On the mountain, a bright cloud enveloped them; on the hill, they were plunged into three hours of total darkness.
On the mountain, God’s voice declared his love for his Son; on the hill, God was silent.
We, too, will see his glory (Jn 17:24). But before we come to the glory, we must come to the Cross.
Jesus experienced the gore of the Cross
so we could experience the glory of heaven.