The Transfiguration - Peter, James, and John Hide Their Faces
"While he was yet speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold, a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid." Matthew 17:5-6 ASV
Illustration of Jesus with Moses on his right and Elijah on his left. The three of them hover inside of a glowing cloud. Peter, James, and John have fallen on the ground and are shielding their faces because they are hearing the voice of God.
Right Rev. Richard Gilmour, D.D. Bible History: Containing the Most Remarkable Events of the Old and New Testaments, with a Compendium of Church History (New York, NEW YORK (NY): Benziger Brothers, 1904) 170