Our final in this series of meditations on Elijah. This is Elijah's only appearance in the New Testament. We are never told the subject matter of the conversation--it clearly was not for our information or the disciples. It was Jesus' appointment. But the transfiguration was for the disciples.
It brings me to think: why were these two specific people chosen, of all the saints in the Old Testament? What set them apart? It was not the miraculous. It seems to be their thirst for the Presence and revelation of God. Lord, increase my thirst.
Christmas, day 12 and Epiphany. Moses and Elijah
Mark 9: And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.
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is not prepared
to fathom the gory,
of the brunt of glory
to speak Life
who would God choose
to bring heaven’s news
to the One He would bruise?
Not the one called to leave it all
and sacrifice his son—
or that promise-out-of-time born son—
or the one who saved from famine—
or the one who defeated the giant—
or the one who lived in a fish—
or the one who slept with lions—
or the ones who walked in fire—
only two would God choose:
the one who saw the back of God
and the one who heard Him whisper