From Pastor’s Desk:
2 Peter 1:16 We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
Eyewitness accounts are always best. They supersede all others. Generally speaking, people who have personally witnessed an incident are prone to remember it accurately, whereas, those who did not, usually, with tedious questioning, might change their story. But what you see is what you see, with no variation.
Peter and other disciples were there when miracles happened. It was burned into their memories. Those awesome moments when they saw blinded eyes opened, the dead brought back to life, demons cast out of individuals, multitudes fed with a little boys lunch, wind and water quietened in the midst of a storm, were moments they would not forget.
Each of us can tell of what God has done for others that we have been involved with through the years, but nothing can take the place of a personal witness of what God has done for “me.”
That’s the best way to give witness of God’s love, mercy, grace, and compassion.