What happened at the Mount of Transfiguration?
Here's the answer:
Jesus was transfigured and Peter, John, and James saw it.
What happened at the Mount of Transfiguration was extremely important. At this Mount, Jesus was transfigured before His disciples, Peter, John, and James. This means Jesus changed. These disciples were able to see Jesus' amazing transfiguration. The transfiguration made it possible for the disciples to see Jesus in all His glory.
During Jesus' transfiguration, Moses and Elijah appeared. This was unique because Moses and Elijah were dead. These two figures were to be symbolic of the Mosaic Law and prophets. The Father was sending the message that everyone needed to listen to His Son, Jesus.
The disciples never forgot what happened on the Mount of Transfiguration and neither should we. In that moment of time, all three of the inner three were able to see the full glory of Jesus. Since Jesus is God, they were able to see His full glory, power, and divinity. Just as this event changed the disciples' lives, it too can change our lives when we read about it in our Bible.
"The Word became a human being. He made his home with us. We have seen his glory. It is the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father. And the Word was full of grace and truth" (John 1:14).
"After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John the brother of James with him. He led them up a high mountain. They were all alone. 2 There in front of them his appearance was changed. His face shone like the sun. His clothes became as white as the light. 3 Just then Moses and Elijah appeared in front of them. Moses and Elijah were talking with Jesus" (Matthew 17:1-3).
"While Peter was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them. A voice from the cloud said, 'This is my Son, and I love him. I am very pleased with him. Listen to him!'" (Matthew 17:5).