Mark 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.). 7 Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!” 8 Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus.

Peter, my dear friend,
I understand exactly why you wanted to build shelters for Elijah and Moses. It was certainly for commemoration AND it was a very human response to deal with the fear and stress of something so beyond your control…the need to do something!!! It reminds me of how alike we are.

I know “doing” IS a good stress reliever and it certainly is a way to feel some sense of control. My friend, I’m writing to thank you for sharing the words you heard first-hand: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!” That’s what I need to focus on, not “doing” or control. Looking forward to meeting again soon.

Love, Shirle

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