A reminder for today
For we were not making up clever stories when we told you about the powerful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We saw his majestic splendor with our own eyes when he received honor and glory from God the Father. The voice from the majestic glory of God said to him, "This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy." We ourselves heard that voice from heaven when we were with him on the holy mountain. (2 Peter 1:16-18)
Today is a public holiday here in South Africa. Very nice indeed, because we get an extra day to the weekend. I hope you guys are well and that you are growing in your faith. You have to admit that these verses are amazing. Peter is reminding us that he walked with our Lord Jesus and what is so awesome from his personal experience is that he saw the majestic splendour of Jesus. Peter are not telling us about someone he heard of. He is telling us about someone he knew personally.
If you think about it when these disciples were persecuted and tortured they never denied Jesus. Why, because they knew who He was and they knew what He was. Jesus is the Son of God and they heard God say this. This testimony is an eye witness account of who Jesus was. You can read more about that in the month’s book (Cold-case Christianity).
You see we are worshiping the only living God. We are children of the creator of heaven and earth. There is no doubt in our hearts, because like Peter we also have a personal relationship with Jesus that is empowered by the Holy Spirit and through Jesus we have direct access to the Father.
How amazing is this. How can anyone doubt? Live out your faith and do not allow the enemy to silence you. Share the gospel as much as you can, because nothing we do for the Lord is in vain.
I hope you have a blessed and amazing weekend. See you on Monday.
Lord, thank you for all the proof you give us each day so that there is no doubt in our hearts or minds.
We love you, Lord and we cannot do this by ourselves. We need you, Lord. Please give us the strength and courage we need to boldly testify for you. Let your kingdom come and let your will be done. In Jesus name.
Have an awesome day, dear friend of Jesus.