Friday, 4 February 2011


Originally posted on the blog "Honest Investigations" on the 30th October 2010

Today's verse comes from 2 Peter 1:16, which reads that ... we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

My first reaction to reading this phrase is 'Yup, the universe, the awesome things we've seen through Hubble; this world and all the amazing things that we can see in it'. However, the verse is not actually talking about the created, but the creator, Jesus Christ (and by definition, God) himself. Peter is conveying to his readers that he and Jesus' fellow disciples have not made up the stories that they speak of. That they met, and lived with, a man who was like no other, a man who completely transformed their lives.

This small group of disciples - twelve in all - had the greatest privilege of all: they lived, ate, slept, walked and talked with our creator. With a person who understood their every emotion and every desire. With a God who loved and cared for them above and beyond all else. With a saviour who was to die for them.

And what did this small group of disciples see? A man and a God who loved above all else, and who died in order that we could be redeemed. A God who moved among the world but was not of the world. A man who changed people's lives. A God who cared.