Barefoot On The ROCK, Bible Cartoons and Commentary by Cartoonist Rob ART Morgan
Series 1 Bible Cartoons: Be Still and Listen, Matthew 17:1-19
READ: Matthew 17:1-9

Peter was often quick with the lip but slow with the wit. When Jesus, the Son of the One True Living God was transfigured into His eternal glory, it wasn't time for chit chat. There was no need to fill up the moment with nervous chatter.

The transfiguration of Christ was shared with only the inner circle of disciples (Peter, James, and John). God doesn’t reveal His glory to just anyone. And for Moses and Elijah to appear was a mind blowing experience. (Especially when you consider the mystery surrounding the “death” of both – but don’t get me started.)

This event was not meant to blow their minds as much as to clarify in their minds once for all the reality of Jesus as “not of this world,” (John 8:23, 18:36) as the One with the “keys of hell and death” (Revelation 1:18), and as God the Beloved Son, in whom God the Father was well pleased.

The Father rarely speaks audibly but Peter was ruining this important moment. So He stepped in to shut Peter up. Peter needed to be quiet, pay attention, and take it all in. That’s what James and John were doing.

1. "Be still and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10) What does that verse mean to you?

2. Why do you think Jesus let His full glory be revealed to Peter, James and John? Why didn't He let all twelve disciples see His glory?

3. Why did Jesus tell the three disciples to tell no one what they saw until after His resurrection?

"Lord, let me see Your glory from time to time. And give me the good sense to know when to talk about it and when to keep it to myself."
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