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Jesus was on the Mount of Transfiguration, “And as He prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. And behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias” (Luke 9:29, 30). Verse 32 tells us that “Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep.” Incredible! Peter, James and John were missing an opportunity to see Jesus as they had never seen Him before, but we shouldn’t be too hard on them. Why? Because many of us have done and do the same thing. Because of our own spiritual sleepy-headedness we miss seeing Him, in more glorious ways than usual, during worship services and our personal devotional times, etc. Verse 32 says, “and when they were awake, they saw his glory” (V. 32). The things of this world, the affairs and the cares of this life, can have a sort of drugging effect on us if we let them. We need to do all that we can to “awake out of sleep,” and have the “eyes or our understanding enlightened” (Rom. 13:11; Eph. 1:18) so that we don't miss seeing our Lord’s glory being manifested in and around us. “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face, And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, In the light of His glory and grace.”


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