February 15, 2015
Peter may have wanted to honor the place of this event by placing markers there; a dwelling for each of the three who spoke together. Truly this was a once-in-a-lifetime event for the disciples. It’s not every day your teacher speaks with the saints who have gone on before.
Who you rub elbows with says a lot about your own status. Jesus’ conversation with Moses (who represents the law) and Elijah (who represents the prophets) places Jesus on a tier high above those who follow, and even above those in power. This conversation is one of the first to suggest that Jesus came to be a fulfillment of the law and the prophets, the Messiah whom they were expecting.