The presence of greatness

Most of us are familiar with the Eiffel tower, but probably not from this perspective. It looks gigantic and seems to reach up to heaven itself! When I first saw this my jaw dropped a little and I just stared in amazement for sometime and was almost speechless (if you can imagine that)! It made me think of an incident in the New Testament where Peter must have done the same thing. Read the following passage from the book of Matthew and see if you don't agree with me......

Mat 17:1 And after six days Jesus takes with him Peter, and James, and John his brother, and brings them up into a high mountain apart.
Mat 17:2 And he was transfigured before them. And his face shone as the sun, and his garments became white as the light;
Mat 17:3 and lo, Moses and Elias appeared to them talking with him.
Mat 17:4 And Peter answering said to Jesus, Lord, it is good we should be here. If thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles: for thee one, and for Moses one, and one for Elias.
Mat 17:5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and lo, a voice out of the cloud, saying, *This* is my beloved Son, in whom I have found my delight: hear him.
Mat 17:6 And the disciples hearing it fell upon their faces, and were greatly terrified.
Mat 17:7 And Jesus coming to them touched them, and said, Rise up, and be not terrified.
Mat 17:8 And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus alone.
Darby Bible
OK, I didn't tell you everything; I am afraid of heights! So, you can imagine how I would feel even THINKING ABOUT GOING TO THE TOP OF THIS BABY! Some things just hit you and this picture stunned me. Peter was stunned too, when God politely told him to be quiet. There is a good lesson here: When in the presence of greatness be quiet and learn. You just might find out something to overcome your fears.