God intended for this event to make an impression and it certainly did. Peter, James, and John never forgot what they saw and heard that day (Matt. 17:1 ff). The scene sparkles with symbols reflecting God’s salvation story. Jesus takes Peter, James, and John, his inner circle of apostles, up a very high mountain, reminiscent of Mount Sinai where Moses received the Law. It was a scene of thunder, … [Read more...]