Today’s readings describe the physical changes Moses and Jesus undergo after both men come face-to-face with God the Father. Their transfigured appearance is a divine witness to their authority.
This witness meant that Moses and Jesus could be trusted. God himself vouched for them and their message. For us (with the benefit of knowing all that Jesus accomplished) this means that our path to God has been made clear.
During the Transfiguration Jesus is seen standing with Moses and Elijah, two of the greatest figures of the Old Testament. But the heavenly voice singles out Jesus as both God’s Son and God’s Chosen one. We too must “single out Jesus,” choosing his path to God instead of other paths, and his story over stories.
Preached by the Rev. Jake Dell on August 6, 2017 at Holy Trinity Church Inwood.