Welcome, Dear Readers, to this Sunday’s edition of The Bible According to Gregory.
Today in Sunday School, Gregory learned about the day Jesus brought his three favorite disciples to meet his Dad.
One day Jesus decided to take his three best friends, Peter, James and John up on a high mountain alone. The bible doesn’t say how the other nine disciples felt about their not being invited and biblical scholars can only speculate that Peter, James and John came home to find their robes all tied together.
Anyway, once they all got up to the top of the mountain, the disciples watched while Jesus prayed. The more Jesus prayed, the sleepier the disciples got. Before you know it, the disciples were out like unattended oil lamps!
When the disciples opened their eyes, Jesus had changed into his heavenly civvies which the disciples described as being as bright as the sun.
But that’s not all! The disciples saw that there were now two men with Jesus. One was Moses and the other one was Elijah. Apparently the disciples knew who these two men were. (Most biblical scholars agree they were wearing name tags.)
Peter piped up immediately and said he would like to build them all some tents. One for Jesus, one for Moses, one for Elijah and one for the little boy who lived down the lane (Peter was a kidder).
Anyway just as Peter was going on and on about tents, he was interrupted by what looked like a shiny cloud, but was actually Jesus’s Dad, God. God said:
“This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased; hear him.”
When the disciples heard God’s voice the disciples all screamed and threw themselves face down on the ground.
After awhile, Jesus came and touched them and told them not to be afraid and when the disciples looked up the two men were gone and there was no sign of the shiny cloud.
As they came down the mountain Jesus asked the disciples not to tell anybody what they saw until the Son of Man had been raised from death. The disciples pretended to know what Jesus was talking about even though they had no idea what Jesus was talking about. (When asked about this later, the disciples insisted they did keep the story a secret and had absolutely no idea how it had gotten in the bible!)
When they got back home sure enough Peter, John and James had their robes all tied together.
But Jesus’s stuff was just as he had left it.
“Fellas I’d like you to meet Noah and Elijah.”
“No I’m Noah!”
“Oh sorry, you guys look just alike!”
And there you have it, Dear Readers. What Gregory learned in Sunday school. Please check back next week to find out what Gregory learns next.
Until next time . . . I love you