Jesus took Peter, John, and James
and went up the mountain to pray.
While he was praying his face changed in appearance
and his clothing became dazzling white.
And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah,
who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus
that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem.
Indescribable. How do we talk about the things that seem indescribable? I have seen people transfigured. Arriana and Meredith who glowed throughout their nearly impossible pregnancies. John and Christine who are newly married and transformed with love for one another. The women who leave Kairos Outside and are floating away rather than the heavily burdened steps they took when they arrived. Indescribable. I do not have words adequate for the transformation.
I am wondering how Luke felt when he was writing this indescribable incident down. What is he thinking?
"How do I write down the transformation and love that grew in Jesus' heart? What can I say that will make the intangible tangible? How can I possibly describe the indiscribable? You see, Jesus grew with such a love of the Torah and prophecy*...Moses and Elijah...that he seemed to glow when he talked of the love of God and neighbor. It was amazing to behold. It was as if a sunbeam had opened from heaven and was permanently assigned to shine on him as he walked and talked. One that said, "this is a beautiful way of being in the world. Behold my dear son, I am so pleased."
*prophecy=speaking truth to power