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9/7 Matthew 15-17

“Who do you say I am?”  What a question.  That is a question that we each should answer each and every day of our lives.  We answer it in our daily actions.  We answer it by sharing the answer with those that don’t know the answer.  The answer that Peter stated so well is of course, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”  Sharing that kind of life saving information with a friend of family member may well be the most important thing that we could ever do for them.

In must of been beyond Peter, James, and John’s comprehension to be present while Jesus talked to Moses and Elijah.  To imagine that they were there with the three of them, two of the most revered from their past and the greatest ever to be, all in one place and here they were just three fishermen.  Of course if that wasn’t enough, what happened next sent them face down before their God.

They heard a voice say,

“This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”

6When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified. 7But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.” 8When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.

To hear the voice of God and to be in His presence must have been truly exciting and frightening at the same time.  Would that situation put you on your face?  I hope it would.

September 7, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,


  1. I’ve read about the transfiguration so many times, I know every person involved and all that was said. What I’ve just realized is, why did it even happen? Was it something for the disciples to see, God revealing more of His power and Son? Or did Jesus have something to say to Moses and Elijah? I wonder why they have a discussion and what was so important that couldn’t wait.

    In both chapters 16 and 17, Jesus predicts His death and resurrection; these are only two of many times He tells His disciples what will happen. And every single time, they ask questions, and it says they even become sorrowful. How quickly I tend to forget things God shows to me through His Word or His Spirit, not just one or two times but over and over. So then when Jesus is crucified, I wonder if His followers remembered His words or questioned yet again if He really meant what He said. He is so patient with us!

    Comment by Rachel R. | September 7, 2009 | Reply

    • Great point Rachel, I think it was for the Disciples sake that this was done. Thanks for the comment.

      Comment by northsideccblog | September 7, 2009 | Reply

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