“After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.” – Matthew 17:1 NIVUK
Why did Jesus only take Peter, James and John with him up the mountain? Wouldn’t the other disciples also have benefited from being part of the transfiguration experience? Was it unfair to only let a few benefit? In today’s culture of entitlement and self-glorification, it may seem an unjust call from Jesus.
However, the Holy Spirit immediately reminded me of Paul’s image of the church as the body of Christ. We are all members of the body but we have different functions within the body. This means that we will not all have the same experiences and it is not reasonable to expect all of us to enjoy the same opportunities. May God give us the willingness to submit to His lordship and trust that He knows what experiences will help us become more like Christ.