This is the experience that Peter, James, and John had on the top of Mount Tabor when they saw the aspect of Jesus' face change and his clothing become sparkling white. They wanted that moment to last forever (see Luke 9:28-36). This is the experience of the fullness of time. These moments are given to us so that we can remember them when God seems far away and everything appears empty and useless. These experiences are true moments of grace.
Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, "I find no pleasure in them...." - Ecclesiastes 12: 1 (NIV)
In your "mountaintop experience," how were you made aware that you belonged to God and were God's beloved child?
This post was written by Henri Nouwen. You can find his website here: henrinouwen.org