Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?”
— John 11:40
Matthew, Mark, and Luke all record the transfiguration of Christ. Jesus took the disciples north of the Sea of Galilee to Mount Hermon, and there they went up to the top of that Mount of Transfiguration. He left the other disciples and took the inner circle, John, James, and Peter, a little bit farther. There they saw Christ with Moses and Elijah, who appeared from the dead and talked with Him. At that time, Christ allowed something of His divinity to shine through the veil of flesh and His garments were glistening white. They were so brilliantly white that the disciples could hardly bear to look upon them.
But when that was over, Peter felt a speech coming on, and so he said, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us make three sanctuaries: one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah” (Mark 9:5). Then there came a thundering sound out of the clouds. It was the voice of the Father, saying, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to Him” (v.7), which is gracious, heavenly language for “Peter, shut up and listen. Maybe you might learn something.”
Peter might not have been very eloquent, but his heart was right—it is the longing of every Christian that we might stay, that we might dwell where God is.