The readings for Transfiguration Sunday are Deut. 34:1-12, Heb. 3:1-6, and Luke 9:28-36.
As prominent a leader as he was, Moses did not enter the land of Canaan with the Israelites but died before they crossed the Jordan. God showed him the land from atop Mount Nebo not as a guilt trip or “See I told you so,” moment; he showed it to him in mercy. For Moses trusted in God as His servant. He would receive the greater gift, eternal life across death’s dark portal along with all who trust in God’s promised salvation For Moses trusted in the same Lord whose transfiguration brings certain hope and life everlasting to all who trust in Him. For Jesus both died and rose, victorious over death that we may behold Him face to face forever.