Jesus takes his inner circle to a mountain with him and they experience a “God thing”; something unlike anything they had ever seen. Most of us have had a similar experience, maybe not as intense, but a “mountain top” experience nonetheless. It may have been while worshipping at youth camp, a prayer meeting, or maybe even during a normal day. A time when suddenly God moved in a way you had never experienced. What did you do with it when it was over?
Jesus gave the disciples a glowing mountain top experience to aid them through the dark valley when he would be taken away and murdered. He graciously gives us these experiences so we are able to navigate the many valleys in our lives, not so we can stay on the mountain. So, plan to attend and cherish the Simon Temple mountain top experience, and draw from it in the valleys.