While Jesus was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became shining white. The two men, Moses and Elijah, were talking with Jesus.
For most of the time as Jesus went about he looked just an ordinary man. We don't have any description in the Bible as to what Jesus looked like — was he tall? What colour of hair did he have? What colour were his eyes? But then we see this ordinary looking man doing amazing things: healing the sick people, even raising to life dead people stilling a storm on Lake Galilee and feeding 5000 people with a few little loaves and fish. This ordinary man was clearly no ordinary person after all. And then we see why.
Peter tells us "But we saw the greatness of Jesus with our own eyes. Jesus heard the voice of God, the Greatest Glory, when he received honour and glory from God the Father. The voice said, "this is my Son, whom I love, and I am very pleased with him." We heard that voice from heaven while we were with Jesus on the holy mountain." (2 Peter 1:17-18)
Jesus, as well as being an 'ordinary' man, is also the glorious Son of God. While Jesus lived on earth it was essential that he was in every sense an ordinary man because he took the place of ordinary people as he died on the cross, a perfect and sinless substitute for us sinners. But it was also essential that he was God the eternal Son to be the perfect Mediator between God and man. He is the Lord of glory.
Dear Lord Jesus, we worship you as our Saviour and our God. Amen.