August 8th 2021
About a week after he had said these things, Jesus took Peter, John, and James with him and went up a hill to pray.
While he was praying, his face changed its appearance,
and his clothes became dazzling white.
Suddenly two men were there talking with him.
They were Moses and Elijah,
who appeared in heavenly glory and talked with Jesus about the way in which he would soon fulfill God's purpose by dying in Jerusalem.
Peter and his companions were sound asleep,
but they woke up and saw Jesus' glory
and the two men who were standing with him.
As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him,
"Master, how good it is that we are here!
We will make three tents, one for you,
one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
(He did not really know what he was saying.)
While he was still speaking, a cloud appeared and covered them with its shadow; and the disciples were afraid as the cloud came over them. A voice said from the cloud,
"This is my Son, whom I have chosen - listen to him!"
When the voice stopped, there was Jesus all alone.
The disciples kept quiet about all this and told no one at that time anything they had seen.
2 Peter 1:16-19
We have not depended on made-up stories in making known to you the mighty coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. With our own eyes we saw his greatness.
17 We were there when he was given honor and glory by God the Father, when the voice came to him from the Supreme Glory, saying, "This is my own dear Son, with whom I am pleased!"
18 We ourselves heard this voice coming from heaven, when we were with him on the holy mountain.
19 So we are even more confident of the message proclaimed by the prophets. You will do well to pay attention to it, because it is like a lamp shining in a dark place until the Day dawns and the light of the morning star shines in your hearts.