Last week I looked at some of the times the number 40 was used in denoting a time of prayer and Fasting during the season of Lent.
Three of the people who experienced the 40 days of prayer, fasting, and preparation are all seen in the Gospel account of the Transfiguration and can be examined further.
Moses and Elijah both receive messages from the Lord on a mountain. God is revealed to Elijah in the whisper and God gives to Moses the law. Jesus is manifested to us through the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor. He shows himself in direct relation to the great receiver of the law Moses and the great prophet Elijah. Even when Jesus performs some of his miracles some of the people around him are still blinded from seeing his divinity.
In the Transfiguration, Peter, James and John are given the gift of seeing Jesus' divinity in all its glory.
May this time of Lent be a time where Jesus is revealed more fully to us and may we glory in his presence.
May God Bless us.