Wow! That seems like the understatement of the year! Can you imagine what it must have been like to witness such a glorious event as the transfiguration of Christ and the sight of Moses and Elijah? That would be the shock of a lifetime, a day we would never forget. But what does it matter to those living today? We have no reason to expect such a revelation in our lifetime. Many people begin the day by dreading it and are quick to complain about things that haven’t even happened yet. A new day has arrived but to them it is nothing special. However, there is a sense in which we can apply this statement to ourselves. As James Smith wrote–” It is good to live and walk in communion with God. It is good to be numbered with God’s people, and to occupy a place in His church.
It is good to be in the present world, because we have an opportunity of bearing witness for Jesus, and against its course; we have talents to use, and opportunities for usefulness whereby we can glorify God. Is Jesus honoured by our patient suffering?
Then, when on the bed of affliction, we should say, “Lord, it is good to be here.” Is our God glorified by our industry, forbearance, and testimony to the power and grace of Jesus?
Then, when in our business, or in company with those whom we are trying to benefit, we may exclaim, “Lord, it is good to be here!”
Yes, Christian, it is good to be any where, and any thing, so that thy Jesus may be glorified, and the end of thy creation, redemption, and sanctification obtained. Oh, to aim always to honour God, and then we may every where say, “Lord, it is good to be here.“