2 Six days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and brought them to the top of a very high mountain where they were alone. He was transformed in front of them, 3 and his clothes were amazingly bright, brighter than if they had been bleached white. 4 Elijah and Moses appeared and were talking with Jesus. 5 Peter reacted to all of this by saying to Jesus, “Rabbi, it’s good that we’re here. Let’s make three shrines—one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 6 He said this because he didn’t know how to respond, for the three of them were terrified. 7 Then a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice spoke from the cloud, “This is my Son, whom I dearly love. Listen to him!”8 Suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus. (Mark 9:2-8, CEB)
Six days later…
so what happened six days ago?
Well Jesus and the disciples were in Caesarea Philippi and Jesus asked them who the world and they thought He was, and Peter confesses Jesus is the Messiah and then turns around and says the plan Jesus tells them can’t happen and Jesus calls Peter Satan.
Then Jesus takes Peter, James and John up a mountain and they meet with Moses and Elijah and Peter doesn’t know what to say again.
Have you ever been so dumbfounded by what was happening you just started talking and said whatever came to mind. Yeah I know I do that without being dumbfounded. But Peter is really at a loss here and is just fumbling.
But the good news here is that even after Peter got it right and then fell on his face, Jesus gave him another chance, and he fumbled that one, but Jesus will give him another, and another, just like us. Peter is the one who eventually denies Jesus 3 times as he on trial, and Jesus restores Peter.
We will all get a hand back up when we fall, just keep following.
Love People, Love God.