It’s all about Jesus

There was much that those with Jesus did not understand – at least at the time. One of those was an amazing incident that took place on top of a mountain.

“Six days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and brought them to the top of a very high mountain where they were alone. He was transformed in front of them, and his clothes were amazingly bright, brighter than if they had been bleached white. Elijah and Moses appeared and were talking with Jesus. Peter reacted to all of this by saying to Jesus, ‘Rabbi, it’s good that we’re here. Let’s make three shrines—one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.’ He said this because he didn’t know how to respond, for the three of them were terrified. Then a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice spoke from the cloud, ‘This is my Son, whom I dearly love. Listen to him!’ Suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus” (Mark 9:2-8 CEB). Continue reading “It’s all about Jesus”

Tell no one until…

After witnessing the Transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain, the Lord commanded his three disciples not to tell anyone what they had seen until after he had been resurrected from the dead (Matthew 17:9 NASB).

Jesus had commanded his disciples to be silent on other occasions (e.g. Matthew 8:4; 9:30; 12:16; and 16:20). Jesus’ reason for this was most probably because of the tendency some people had (and still have) for jumping to an incorrect conclusion. Continue reading “Tell no one until…”