S~ “And Elijah appeared to them with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus.” Mark 9:14 (NKJV)
O~ We have been reading about Moses and know God has told him he will die and not enter the Promised Land. (Numbers 31:1) It seems unfair. He struck a rock and now won’t enter in? He has to die at the last moment? But look at the reality. Some 1,400 years later, he is still alive and talking to Jesus face-to-face! He missed out on all the terrible battles fought to win the Promised Land on earth but he entered the true Promised Land early! At the time of Mark 9, Moses had been in heaven over 1,000 years! I can’t imagine! I wish I knew what Jesus, Elijah and Moses talked about. How did it feel to them to be back on earth? This verse shows the reality of eternal life. Death here seems so final but it is only the beginning.
A~ I don’t even begin to comprehend the reality of eternal life. The reality of life beyond what I see, touch and hear each day. Moses was given a gift; he was allowed to enter the Promised Land early. Just think, he is still there, still alive after 3,000 plus years! He will still be there 10,000 years from now. Glory!
P~ Thank you Heavenly Father for the gift of eternal life. Praise Your Holy name! Thank you for this glimpse, for allowing us to see Moses and Elijah still active. Still serving You yet free from sin and toil. Please prepare me for that day. Help me live for what is eternal.