Grumpy Old Prophets
by : Phil Farrand
In the days just prior to Jesus' death and resurrection, Matthew records a meeting held on a high mountain. Shining in the brilliance of his birthright, Jesus confers with Moses and Elijah. Nothing is known of the actual discussion but it does raise wonderment: If Moses and Elijah were present for the Transfiguration, who's to say they weren't around earlier-perhaps much earlier? Who's to say they weren't present for Jesus' birth? And who's to say they didn't help a bit?