The Transfiguration – 2 Peter 1:16-19; Psalm 96:1-2,5-6,9; Luke 9:28-36
Peter saw, Peter was a witness. How, on Tabor, Jesus transfigured and spoke with Moses and Elijah. Even if he did go of at a silly tangent about putting tents. But he heard. A voice speaking from the cloud – “This is my Son, the Chosen One. Listen to Him”. This why, years later, he wrote: “It was not any cleverly invented myths that we were repeating when we brought you the knowledge of the power and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; we had seen his majesty for ourselves”.
I sometimes hear – “you must believe in something”, “everyone has to believe in something”. I have to agree that an attitude of belief – not necessarily in God and Jesus – is far more widespread than you might think. For example, the atheist only believes that God does not exist; yet he has no evidence for this. However, I rebel against such claims, because it isn’t that my faith is one many other human ideas just as good as faith in “my own idols” or in various superstitions. No, it isn’t an invented myth I follow. I believe in what they saw, and they heard. And for this reason and this matter they gave their own lives.