Sorry for the continued blog post. I was right in the middle of finishing the Imagine post, when the loudspeaker came on, "This is the last call for flight…" so I had to post quick and run to the gate.
Where were we?
Why did Jesus do this?
Why did He take His disciples up to the mountain for transfiguration, when He was telling everyone to keep quiet about His Messiahship?
A Few Thoughts.
I wonder if Jesus was trying to let the disciples see what the Kingdom was going to be like. You know, transformed bodies, hanging with prophets and leaders of the Old Testament, showing them that the Old Testament and the New Kingdom were being united.
I wonder if He was cementing the fact He was God's Son by showing them the supernatural. Maybe He wanted to seal the deal with them. Although we know it didn't work. Remember, it wasn't enough for Peter to stop from denying Him on the eve of the crucifixion.
I wonder if He was just hanging out with friends, Elijah and Moses. Maybe He was sharing His human experience with them and recollecting what it was like in heaven.
The beauty of it…we just don't know.
Theologians have been trying to dissect this event for centuries, and the bottom line is, we don't know.
What we do know…
Jesus had the ability to commune with the Old and the New at the same time.
He showed the disciples a little peek into the coming Kingdom
But I think the part that jumped off the page today was when God spoke and said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him"
Maybe it was just another affirmation that Jesus is God's Son, and He was the fullness of God on the earth at the time. Listen to Him. Do what He says. I'm pleased in Him. What a gift!!
What do you guys think?
There's a lot to dwell on here.