Listen to today’s devo!

For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power. (2 Peter 1:16)

My husband recounts that it felt like an eternity to reach our little boy when he fell in the lake and lost his yellow boots. The little ones had wandered ahead of the dads on their fishing expedition, and my rambunctious middle child was a little too eager and wiggly as he approached the edge. The drama unfolded quickly, and the rescue needed to be swift. As the dads raced to jump in and scoop the struggling boy out of the abyss, their determination and adrenaline echoed the urgency of the situation. I can recount the story that I’ve heard, but I wasn’t there to see it with my own eyes. I continue to point to my husband’s account for the accurate picture.

It was important for Peter to make sure the Gentiles knew that he was an eyewitness to the glory of Jesus. He wanted them to know the certainty he had that Jesus was the blessed Son of God. His eyewitness account of Jesus’ transfiguration validated every word he wrote about the hope they had in Christ and his call for them to live with perseverance and godliness. Peter knew that doubts would creep in but that an eyewitness testimony was difficult to dispute.

Those of us who know Christ have our own before-and-after experiences that confirm the reality of life in Jesus.

Continue with the important work of sharing your testimony with others.

Elizabeth Rhyno is a wife and mom, life coach, entrepreneur, and worship pastor. She is a champion for helping people let joy loose by uncovering the purpose that God designed in them.

© 2023 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.