“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?” Ps 27:1 NKJV
We all need an encounter with the transfigured Christ; the One Who is greater than Moses the law giver and Elijah the prophet, and all the other prophets who have ever lived. The One who wears the true crown of the universe, God’s beloved Son. We need to fall on our face and see Him as the Holy One, the Highest One, the Only One. As you do, all your fears, save the fear of Christ Himself, will melt like an ice cube on a summer day. You will agree with David: “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?” In the book Prince Caspian, there is a great illustration of this. Lucy sees Aslan the lion for the first time in many years. He has changed since their last encounter. His size surprises her, and she tells him as much. “Aslan,” says Lucy, “you’re bigger.” He replies, “That is because you are older, little one.” Lucy says, “Not because you are?” He replies, “I am not. But every year you grow, you find me bigger.” And so it is in our walk with Christ. The longer we serve Him, the greater He becomes. It’s not that He changes, but that we do. We see dimensions, aspects, characteristics we never saw before; increasing and astonishing increments of His purity, power, and uniqueness. Only when we have fallen at His feet in humility and total dependence will He say to us what He said to His disciples on the Mount where He was transfigured: “Arise, and do not be afraid” (Mt 17:7 NKJV).