And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.…
But these transfigurations are not out of date. In the sweet hour of prayer, and around the mercy-seat, it is is still true of many a believer, "as he prayed the fashion of his countenance was changed." I have seen faces that shone with the light of a new experience; faces that caused me to look steadfastly, for they were as the faces of angels by this transfiguration from within. Often I meet a face which is a transfiguration of trust and joy; often I feel the outshining of a mystic glory and peace as I gaze within a face that is itself a gospel, a living epistle known and read of all. Recently there knelt at the altar of mercy a man whose face was horrible with agony and remorse. At length he cried, "My sins are washed away in the blood of the Lamb!" and he looked up beautiful, as it were, with the face of an angel. "The beauty of the Lord our God was upon him." "Beholding, as in a glass, the glory of the Lord, he was changed into the same image."
Parallel VersesKJV: And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.