Movie trailers are meant to get people interested enough in the full length version of the film so that they will go out and see it in a theater. As a result, these 2 minute clips are fast paced and full of action. The whole point is to create a positive curiosity in the viewer’s mind.
There was a “movie trailer” moment in the ministry of Jesus Christ. If it had a title, it would have been called, “A Glimpse of the Future”. Jesus took a small group of his disciples up a mountain for prayer. But this “quiet time” turned into a supernatural demonstration of shock and awe. First, Jesus is mysteriously transformed into what seemed like a powerful 360-degree laser, shooting out blinding light on all sides. Maybe even more mind blowing was two men (Moses and Elijah) physically appeared and had some one-on-one time with Jesus. What makes that meeting overwhelming to comprehend is both Moses and Elijah had been dead for several hundred years. What do we make of it?
It’s beyond us to understand all the details. After all, this event was clearly a God thing. But what we can say is, we get a glimpse of the future. God becoming a human being and living a very humble earthly life, which we celebrated at Christmas, wasn’t a permanent transition. Jesus Christ became one of us for one highly specific mission and when it was completed, he took back his full glory as true God and now rules everything until the day he will return to make all things right for all time.
For a brief moment during his earthly ministry, Jesus pulled back the curtain of the future to give us a glimpse of what it will be like to see him face to face in eternity. If you are a little bored with God right now, join us for one of our weekend worship services. The Jesus you will see when you step through the door of death is enough to shake anyone out of their God doldrums.
Weekend worship service times: Saturday: 6:00 pm – Sunday: 10:00 am