Immobilized by fear, the inner circle of the disciples; Peter, Jonas, & John, were on the ground as they heard the voice of God from out of the cloud. The voice proclaimed – “This is my Son, my Beloved. Listen to him.”
Jesus approached the three and gently touched each man. Their fear subsided them and they went down the mountain of the Transfiguration, ready to journey with Jesus toward Jerusalem and toward the cross. The touch of Jesus did not make them perfect or heal them of their questions that were still to come; yet, it did bolster their courage to continue their ministry.
So, may God’s touch encourage each of us in our journey of faith.