The astonishing miracle of Jesus’ transfiguration had just occurred, and… “as the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to Him, ‘Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ (He did not know what he was saying.)” (Luke 9:33).
Sometimes, like Peter, we just don’t know what we’re saying to the Lord. We may have good intentions in mind, but we don’t know what’s really going on, or how what is going on is connected to what is coming. We think we know. We see what we see. We feel what we feel. We add 2 plus 2 and it equals four. But the problem is the equation is heavenly math, not of earth. There are heavenly processes at work on earth that render our reasoning futile.
For this reason, let us pray this week with confidence that God hears our hearts more than our words. And let us trust in His loving care and wisdom more than in our requests. He does not reproach us for our ignorance, but He delights in our faith in Him.