Listen to Him!
7 Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: ‘This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!’
8 Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus.
Every week when I go to the library on Fridays, there is usually someone doing an announcement that the library will be closing soon in fifteen minutes and that everybody should be getting ready to sign out the material. I look around and will see some people with headphones on and they may not have heard the announcement. A few minutes before closing time, a staff member will come around and personally see to it that everybody will start to leave for closing time.
Peter, James and John were Jesus’ closest friends. They were the inner circle of Jesus and would be the pillars for the future Church. If they ever had any doubt in their mind, they were able to see Elijah and Moses talking to Jesus. Elijah and Moses would have been a great prophet to follow. However, after the cloud covered them, all they could see is Jesus. Jesus is the new way and old way of following the Mosaic Law was to pass. Hearing the Lord’s voice say that they should listen to Jesus must have really resonated with their minds that there should no longer be any doubts. It is a reminder for you and me to also to listen to Him.