Wednesday, January 12, 2011
He Didn't Know What to Say
Mar 9:5 And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. 6 For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid. 7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.
Poor Peter, no other disciple knew the taste of shoe leather like him, for he always had his foot in his mouth.
So overwhelmed were Peter, James and John that he felt as if he had to say something, so he says, "Master, it is good for us to be here." Really, do ya think?
Sometimes we need to just shut our mouths, open our eyes and be in wonder at the glory of God.
How cool was it for Moses to be here in the Promised Land? He didn't get to enter the land when he brought the Jews to the brink. He was only allowed to survey the land from Mt. Pisgah. And here he is, accompanying the Lord in all His glory.
How wonderful, this assignment for Elijah! He left earth in a veritable blaze of glory and is returning to be with Christ in all of His glory.
I think "speechless" would have been better for Peter. But, he always had to say something, even if it was from left field.