When you don't know what to do

Here's this week's Bible study blog post for i.ucc:

Unusual events in this week’s Bible reading from Luke 9:28-36.

Jesus started glowing and his clothes got really bright. Moses and Elijah – two famous dead guys – appeared.

Peter, James, and John must’ve thought they were dreaming.
“Wait a minute – how can we all be having the same dream?” they might have said.

Peter didn’t know what to make of all it. He didn’t know what was going on. He didn’t know what he was supposed to do.

So he offered to set up three tents.

Set up tents?

  • It may have been that Peter thought that the three would need shelter.
  • It may have been that Peter wanted each of them to have a prayer tabernacle.
  • It may have been that Peter had no idea what to say, but offering hospitality was hard-wired in him.

Oh that we would all, whether we are confused, completely understanding or anywhere in between, offer hospitality because it is hard-wired in us.

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