Today's reading at church: the Transfiguration. Which has always confused me in the past, since it's quite an odd story. We discussed it in Bible study on Tuesday, and the same thing struck me then as struck me today when it was being preached on: you don't get to see God's glory without struggling up the mountainside first.
I'm trying to prepare my Lent confession (not putting a great deal effort into this yet - but I will). What I know that I *seriously* want God to show me is how on earth S/He can be glorified in such a - seemingly - ridiculously pointless experience as that which I'm going through now.
Well, it's been a really quite difficult week.
Yet I keep coming back to that image of the mountainside, and the shining face of God not too far off at the top...
Though the cloud from sight received Him
When the forty days were o’er,
Shall our hearts forget His promise,
"I am with you evermore"?