“For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty” (2 Peter 1:16)
Daily Advent Reading: 2 Peter 1:16-21
Natalie Grant, sings in her Christmas song, “I Believe,” “It is more than a fable, and it’s more than a fairytale, and more than my mind can conceive.” The miraculous birth of Jesus Christ is no cleverly devised fairytale. And while it is far more than our minds could conceive, it is the truth.
Before launching into the famous words of the Christmas story, Luke tells us that the inconceivable story that follows was delivered to him via eyewitness testimony (Luke 1:2). In compiling his Gospel, Luke would have interviewed both disciples and relatives of Jesus, perhaps even His mother Mary, which would account for some of the very personal details about her (Luke 2:19 for example). The Christmas Good News of great joy is more than just something “they said” but something that real eyewitnesses saw and experienced!
Lord, help me believe the truth of Christmas confidently. Amen.