Do you believe the testimony of an eyewitness? Or do you prefer to hear the rumors and myths purported by others? Do you prefer hearing the truth or half-truths and falsities? Do you do your due diligence to seek the truth?
Rumors are juicier, but truth is enlightening. Rumors make us feel holier than the other person, but truth sheds the light on our inner being. Rumors can be heard in every nook and cranny, but truth is hardly spoken.
The Apostle Peter was an eyewitness to the transfiguration of Jesus. He went up the mountain with Him. He saw Moses and Elijah there. He saw the bright cloud over shadow them. He heard the booming voice of the Father declare Jesus’ status as the Son, the Beloved. He heard the Father tell him to listen to Him. Peter fell to the ground trembling at the sound of the voice of God.
When Peter tells his audience he was not speaking of cleverly devised myths, he was speaking with the authority and strength of an eyewitness. “I know what I saw and heard.” Perhaps we can relate to Peter. Perhaps we have seen something amazing, outlandish, or unbelievable. Perhaps we told anyone who was willing to listen to us, “I know what I saw and heard.”
If we can relate to Peter, maybe we can believe his testimony. Maybe, just maybe, we can believe Jesus is who He says He is. Maybe, just maybe, we will allow Him to change our lives for the better forever.
I pray we all believe the eyewitness account of Peter. I pray we believe Jesus is who He says He is. I pray each one of us will allow Him to change our lives for the better forever. Believe the eyewitness. Believe the Apostle Peter. Believe Jesus is who He says He is. Allow Him to change your forever.
2 Peter 1:16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty.