Six days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them to the top of a very high mountain. He was transformed in front of them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as light. Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Jesus. Peter reacted to all of this by saying to Jesus, “Lord, it’s good that we’re here. If you want, I’ll make three shrines: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” While he was still speaking, look, a bright cloud overshadowed them. A voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son whom I dearly love. I am very pleased with him. Listen to him!” Hearing this, the disciples fell on their faces, filled with awe. But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.” When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus. As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, “Don’t tell anybody about the vision until the Human One is raised from the dead.” (Matthew 17:1-9, CEB)
Name tags? Were Moses and Elijah wearing name tags? I always wondered how Peter, James, and John knew who they were. I mean they didn’t see pictures of them.
However, that is not the point. Peter just starts babbling because he doesn’t know what’s going on. I imagine I would have done much of the something had I been there.
Imagine seeing Jesus with Moses and Elijah and seeing the dazzling white.
Would we have gotten it? Probably not, we would have been much like Peter, James, and John.
Know you are loved.
Loving People. Loving God.