Today's writing is based on Matthew 17:1-15:
After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John, his brother, and brought them up on a high mountain, and was transformed before them: and his face shined as the sun, and his clothing was white as the light.
And, there Moses and Elias appeared to them, and were talking with Jesus. Then Peter said, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if you will, let us make three tabernacles; one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elias.
While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am very pleased; hear him. When the disciples heard the voice, they fell on their face, and were afraid.
Jesus came and touched them, saying, get up," don't be afriad." And when they looked up, they only saw Jesus.
As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus warned them, saying, Don't tell anyone this vision, until the Son of man is risen from the dead again.
And his disciples asked him, Why do the (legal) experts say that Elias must come first?
Jesus answered, saying to them, Elias truly will come first, and restore all things. But Elias has already come, and they didn't know him, but have done to him, what ever they wanted. Also the Son of man will suffer, in the same manner, from them. Then the disciples understood that he was speaking of John the Baptist.
When they reached the crowd of people, a certain man came to him, kneeling down to him, saying, Lord have mercy on my son: he is epileptic, suffers terribly, for he falls into the fire, and into the water, often. I brought him to your disciples, and they could not cure him.
Copyright © Eloise Dunn February 20,2017
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