Luke 9: 28-36

About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray. As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. They spoke about his departure, which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem. Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him. As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters— one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what he was saying.)

While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.” When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. The disciples kept this to themselves, and told no one at that time what they had seen.

A Thought

Wow! If there was any doubt in Peter, James and John, it should have been removed when they went with Jesus upon the mountain to pray. The face of Jesus was changed as bright as lightening as Jesus spoke with Moses and Elijah. Then a voice spoke from the cloud telling them, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen, listen to him.” Moses represented the Law, Elijah the Prophets, and Jesus the Son of God was to fulfill both the Law and the Prophets bringing all that will receive back in right relationship with God the Father.

Our Prayer

Thank you for sending your Son to fulfill all your promises to your creation. Help us to remove all doubt in our lives by filling our hearts with your Word that is truth. Help us to set aside a time alone in prayer and listening to your voice. Fill us with your Holy Spirit, love, mercy, and grace to win those who do not know of your love and forgiveness. We ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.