“Don’t Be Afraid” ( Matthew 17: 7, HCSB ) by Carley Evans

On the mountaintop, Jesus is transformed before Peter, James, and his brother John. His face and clothing glow as white and as bright as the sun; Moses and Elijah converse with Him. Peter wants to build three tabernacles: one for Jesus, one for Moses and one for Elijah. Peter is explaining himself when “a bright cloud covers them, and a voice from the cloud says: ‘This is My beloved Son. I take delight in Him. Listen to Him!'” (Matthew 17:5) When Peter, James and John hear the voice, they fall down onto their faces terrified.

Jesus touches them. He says, “Get up; don’t be afraid.”

If ever there is a time for fear of the Messiah, this is it. God the Father speaks from within a cloud; two great patriarchs chat with the Lord, and Jesus transforms Himself into the heavenly being He is, right before the three men; yet, Jesus tells them not to be afraid.

No need to fear Me, He says.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. lambskinny says:

    Good morning, and thank you so much Michael, Jeffrey and Lady Deidre. God’s blessings! Carley

  2. SPTP2011 says:

    Good Morning
    Your new background looks great, Carley – thank you for continuing to touch our hearts
    Prayers for your day

    1. lambskinny says:

      Thanks Susie! I do appreciate your kind comment and encouragement!

  3. lambskinny says:

    Thanks much Bwinwnbwi !

  4. lambskinny says:

    Thanks! Drusilla! I so appreciate you! Carley

  5. lambskinny says:

    Thank you Jeff. Carley

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