As we celebrate the Transfiguration of our Lord we are reminded of our longing for mountaintop experiences where we know for sure that Jesus is Lord. And when we have those experiences we want, like Peter, John, and James, to make those moments last as long as possible, so we try to build dwelling places so that we might stay in that time just a little longer. But as we all know from human experience, those mountaintop experiences don’t last forever, in fact they can’t, for if they were to last forever then they wouldn’t be a mountaintop experience at all but would become just a normal experience.

Christ With Us on the Mountaintop