They (Moses, Elijah, and Jesus) 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.
Throughout history, God revealed things to prophets through dreams. The three apostles were very sleepy, so perhaps a dream revealed the men with Jesus were Moses and Elijah. But now they are fully awake. Jesus, Moses, and Elijah talk about Jesus’ departure from Jerusalem, the fulfillment of God saving us. The purpose that sets Jesus apart, a loving act that can only be filled by the One who shares God’s glory.
Jesus can no longer be thought of as Elijah or John the Baptist. There’s a huge difference between reflecting God’s glory and sharing God’s glory. In the spiritual world, Jesus has always shared God’s glory. Now as His purpose is revealed and Jesus begins His journey to the cross, His three apostles see His glory, and Moses and Elijah are no longer recognizable.
Father God, Help my personal relationship with Jesus grow as I continue studying Luke and take the journey to the cross with Jesus. Let me fully realize Jesus’ purpose and my own purpose. Let me see how Jesus fights the enemy, so I can fight my demons, too. Let me fully experience friendship with Jesus and know: Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.