After Christ’s pathway of perfection
In secret, in man’s situation,
His place as Son in God’s affection
Was marked by God’s annunciation.
Seeing Christ did not need to wrestle
To assert control in the creation
The twelve knew, as He joined their vessel,
The Son of God by observation.
And that was good - but saints would rather,
Knowing God’s joy in the relation,
Like Peter learn now from the Father
The Son of God by revelation.
Before Christ’s toil had its fruition
God gave in the transfiguration
The witness to His new position -
The Son of God in elevation.