It is delightful to contemplate the manner of His visible coming, for His ways are beautiful, and all His paths are peaceful.
“The voice of my beloved, behold he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping over the hills” (Ct. 2:8). You see Him coming, O beautiful Spouse, but His previous lying down you could not see, for you said : “Shew me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou liest in the midday” (Ct. 1:6). He lay feeding His angels in His endless eternity with the vision of His glorious, unchanging beauty.
But behold, He has left His sanctuary, the One who was feeding the angels in His repose. He is moving, He will heal us. We shall see Him coming as our food, Whom we were not able to behold while He was feeding His angels in His repose. “The voice of my beloved, behold he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping over the hills” (Ct. 2:8). The mountains and hills are the Patriarchs and the Prophets, now we see in His genealogy how He comes by leaping over one and jumping over the other.
Transfiguration Chasuble (detail showing Moses and Elias)
Date : circa 1430, Brussels