Whether we care to admit it or not, we've muttered the phrase before. At bedbugs. At company. At relatives. At a class. At . . . . "Man, I'm glad they left!" And, in a strange way, we use that phrase to appreciate a vacancy.
Sin, foolishly and wrongly, says that same phrase in connection to Jesus, our Savior. Whenever and wherever our lives are lived outside of his will, it's as if we live thankful he's gone. And that sin - as well as every sin - is serious!
But, as our hearts ascend the Mount of Transfiguration, God himself teaches us to be thankful Jesus left it - especially when we realize what he came to do & where he left to go. The Savior of all, leaves the temporary glory to wrap his glory is cross that he might bring us to eternal glory with him. And that's why we can be so glad he left!
To read a sermon on that truth, please click here: Mark 9:2-9.
To listen to a sermon on that truth, please click here: Mark 9:2-9.
To follow along with a service outline emphasizing that truth, please click here: Transfiguration.