(2-13) The Transfiguration
Sometimes words fail to accurately capture the glory of an event, and I think this is one of those cases. The radiant whiteness which transfigured Jesus the Christ was not some ordinary, outward light which caused Him to glow. This was a holy, celestial light that came from within. Up until this point He had kept His glory hidden and lived like a normal man among men, but for one brief moment, His holiness overpowered His humanity and divinity broke through His body. Peter and James and John saw a glimpse of Jesus – not as they were used to seeing Him, but they saw Jesus as the King of Glory.
(14-29) Jesus Heals a Boy with an Unclean Spirit
The father of the boy who had this unclean spirit asked Jesus the Christ to heal his son, but he expressed doubt as to whether He could do it by saying, “But if you can do anything…”
“‘If you can’?” Jesus responds. “All things are possible for one who believes.”
The father immediately saw that his unbelief was not going to get his son healed and cried out, “I believe; help my unbelief!”
Only then did Jesus heal the boy.
God honors the slightest amount of faith – even if it is as small as a grain of mustard seed; but He does not easily abide doubt. He wants us to have total, complete, unquestioning belief in Him.
Favorite verse: (24) Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”