I was reading in Mark 9 this morning and came across this passage;
“Six days later, Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John, and brought them up on a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; and His garments became radiant and exceedingly white, as no launderer on earth can whiten them. Elijah appeared to them along with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus. Then a cloud formed, overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud, ‘This is My beloved Son, listen to Him!’ All at once they looked around and saw no one with them anymore, except Jesus alone.” Mark 9:2-4, 7-8 NASB
I would have loved to have been in on that conversation. Elijah, Moses, and Jesus on a mountain top speaking to one another and no one thought to write down the conversation. I wonder what they talked about. I wonder where this conversation could have gone in such a short time. Why was there a cloud obstructing the meeting? Was this a top-secret mission? Was were only Peter, James, and John allowed to go?
Peter, James, and John were among the very few that were able to enter into the inner circle of Jesus. They were with Him with many of the miracles, dined with Him, walked with Him, and yet were not perfect. Just with Peter alone, we all know that there was no way in our religious circle that he would be allowed to hang with the King of kings. Just think, though, Jesus allowed these three into the very personal part of His life at a critical part of what was to come. Still, the vagueness of this conversation still keeps me wondering what was said!
My hunch would be that Elijah, Moses, and Jesus were talking about what was to come in the next short period of time. No one really knows what was said, but I would have loved to have been in on that conversation What do you think was said?