Peter’s confession is unrivaled in passion and in credibility. Here, he is writing to the church–soon before being hung upside down on a cross, letting them know this is a passion he gained through eye witness experience. This same Peter–that denied Christ the night of his arrest. The Peter that told God he did not like his cooking on a roof in Joppa. The Peter that avoided the barbeque when Paul and kosher Christians showed up to meet with Gentile Christians–now is telling what he saw and heard that would convince anyone of the deity of Christ!
We are the same. We can go from fear to Fanatic by simply clinging to the truth of Christ as it has been shown in our lives. We have all seen and experienced the difference the relationship has brought in our lives. We have done great things and we have failed–but, no matter what we can stand before others and passionately tell them What a difference he has made in our lives. We simply need to remember and cling to the countless times he has intervened on our behalf.
We need not be afraid–He loves us as we are and knows us as the frail children that we sadly remain. We simply need to also know him for the mighty God he is and follow him accordingly!
God Bless You
For our Lord Jesus Christ has shown me that I must soon leave this earthly life,[e] 15 so I will work hard to make sure you always remember these things after I am gone.
16 For we were not making up clever stories when we told you about the powerful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We saw his majestic splendor with our own eyes 17 when he received honor and glory from God the Father. The voice from the majestic glory of God said to him, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.”[f] 18 We ourselves heard that voice from heaven when we were with him on the holy mountain.
19 Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines[g] in your hearts. 20 Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding,[h] 21 or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God.