Mk 9


[4] And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.

[5] Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” [6] (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.)



Peter – frightened by what he saw, said something Peter-ish.  He basically lowers Jesus to the same level as Moses and Elijah.  Earlier Peter rebukes Jesus when Jesus was predicting His own death, he loses faith when Jesus has him to walk out of the boat, and now Peter lowers Jesus to be equivalent with Moses and Elijah.



How often to we do this like Peter?  We rebuke Him when we don’t want to believe where He’s leading us, we lose faith I’m Him when He doesn’t show up in our life situations the way we think He should, or we get frightened or confused and lower Jesus to be no greater than other heroes, vices, fears, or whatever?  Money, job, house, even family. With strong faith we should know that He is always with us, even when we’re confused and frightened.



Lord we exalt you above all.  As the pressures and concerns of this life attack us, let us never for an instant forget your supreme place and that You are with us.  Amen.