Matthew 17:5 (ESV): 5 He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”
Jesus had taken the inner 3 of his disciples up a mountain. There, Moses and Elijah appeared and Jesus was transfigured before them.
Peter began to babble, saying that he would make tents for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah so they could stay up on the mountain where this amazing experience of worship was happening.
But God the Father spoke and said that instead of talking and planning, they should be listening… to the Son.
It is not necessarily wrong to want to continue to bask in God’s special presence. But it is not necessarily helpful. Life is not lived only on the mountaintop. What is most important is to listen to Jesus to know what, how, when, where, and why we should live and serve him.
Heavenly Father, thank you for the wonderful experiences of worship that you provide for us from time to time. But help me to recognize that worship is not about me, not about how I feel, but rather about preparation for my heart to be in tune with your heart. Help me then to listen and to follow your will. Amen.