马太福音 17:4-8 彼得对耶稣说：“主啊，我们在这里真好！你若愿意，我就在这里搭三座棚，一座为你，一座为摩西，一座为以利亚。” 说话之间，忽然有一朵光明的云彩遮盖他们，且有声音从云彩里出来，说：“这是我的爱子，我所喜悦的。你们要听他！” 门徒听见，就俯伏在地，极其害怕。 耶稣进前来，摸他们，说：“起来，不要害怕！”
Matthew 17: 4-8: 4 Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”6 When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified. 7 But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.” 8 When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.
“It’s good for us to be here,” Peter said. They saw Jesus in his glory. They were experiencing an eye-opening revelation of who Jesus really was, the Son of God. In his first epistle, Peter relates this tory and says that he was an eye-witness of Jesus’ glory.
“It’s good for us to be here.” If you are reading this devotion, then you can say these words, because Jesus still reveals his glory to us through his Word. The more I study the Word, the more I feel the same way that Peter felt on the mountain. It’s good for me to be here this morning, studying a portion of God’ Word and reflecting on what it means in my life. It’s good to see Jesus and to know him, because the more I know about Jesus, the more certain I am of my salvation.
I feel the same way on Sunday mornings when I gather with God’s people. There is something special about gathering together with other Christians and sitting at the feet of Jesus. Hymns are meant to be sung together. Prayers of God’s people rise to his throne. The mere presence of my brothers and sisters in Christ encourage me in my walk with Jesus.
It’s Good for us to be here.
Prayer: Dear Jesus, I pray that I never get too lazy to open my Bible or to get up on Sunday morning to go to church. Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a lamp to my path. In it I see your glory as my God and my Savior. It is good for us to be here as you make your presence known to us. Amen.