Peter broke in, "Master, this is a great moment! What would you
think if I built three memorials here on the mountain—one for you, one
for Moses, one for Elijah?"
he was going on like this, babbling, a light-radiant cloud enveloped
them, and sounding from deep in the cloud a voice: "This is my Son,
marked by my love, focus of my delight. Listen to him."
Matthew 17:4-5 (TM)
It’s funny how we humans think in comparison to God. The Son of God stands in His Glory and the world is on the verge of experiencing the one act that will be the salvation for all mankind. The disciples reaction? Let’s memorialize the event!
This moment was so not about Peter and the boys. God even interrupted him. Jesus presence on the Earth was about action and the disciples part was about action:
Be my witnesses.
Go out into the world.
Preach the Message.
Heal the sick.
Feed the hungry.
Clothe the needy.
How often it is that we prefer to sit and build memorials to God rather than doing what we are called to do.