2 Peter 1:16-18
In the Transfiguration of Jesus a portal was opened and heaven came down to earth. The three disciples on the mount saw Jesus in His glorified state. What a shock it had it had to be for them when they saw, not long thereafter, this glorified Christ humiliated – suffering and dying on the cross at the hands of sinful men. We too enter the season of Lent having first encountered the glorified Christ on the Mount of Transfiguration.