For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain. - 2 Peter 1:16-18
Dear Jesus, as a leader of people and a public speaker, I know how easy it is to build my teaching around any story that comes along. The story about your life is not something that was made up or refashioned every time an apostle spoke or wrote. It is all bona fide history that demands a response. You came as the only Son of God and humanity's only hope of forgiveness and eternal life. You came to be trusted, followed, and proclaimed. Someday, every one of us will pass before your throne to be judged. This was Peter's point when he said he saw your majesty when you were transfigured before him. You are the only God and he knew it. So, right before he died, he pressed us to learn that his teachings were based on truth and not perception. Help me live today as if your word is the truth and not just one group's suggestions. AMEN
The truth about Jesus is the concrete foundation under every day of a Christian's life.