The Bible says “For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our
Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.” 2 Peter 1:16 (KJV)
How fascinating it is to talk with senior saints about their
lives. All around us we have people whose adventures and circumstances are fascinating. When they relate the things they experienced
in their lives we then can gain insight into the past. Although we did not witness the things they did, by their sharing what they saw we
gain insight into past events.
The doubter will tend to dismiss the eyewitness. Yet, even our courts are structured to admit eyewitness testimony.
There is a vast difference between conjured up explanations and truth. Consider the ancient stories with facts.
The ancient Egyptians believed that a flat
world rested on four pillars of stone and the ancient Hindus believed that a flat world rested on the back of a huge elephant,
the elephant stood on the back of an enormous turtle, and the turtle stood on an immense coiled snake!
Instead of promulgating such puerile
theories, Moses, who was educated in Egyptian schools, but who was inspired by God to write the creation account in Genesis,
gave us the true, God-breathed account, in words of grand simplicity, matchless beauty and exquisite accuracy: “In the
beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
Peter did not invent what he wrote. It was inspired by the Holy Spirit. He was
an eyewitness. People want to hear what eyewitnesses saw not what they heard from someone else. Praise the Lord He has always
been. He not only is THE EYEWITNESS but He gave us His Word! Let’s rejoice as we feed upon His Word and apply its teachings
to our lives!
Daily Chronological Bible Reading: Luke 24; John 20-21