Advent Devotions December 23


2 Peter 1:16-18

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 had been eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received honor and glory from God the Father when that voice was conveyed to him by the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, my Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven, while we were with him on the holy mountain.

Just a couple of days until Christmas and we have a reminder of the glory of Christ from a testament attributed to Peter. A reference to the Transfiguration highlights the connection between Christ and God. This connection brings an understanding of everything that has transpired from the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

We like to be able to make connections within our own lives to events that transpire around us and to the people that we know. These connections put everything in their proper places and helps us learn from each other. These words in 2 Peter bring about an authority that it comes from someone with a close connection to the early church and someone that personally knew Jesus. This carries merit during the early days of the Christian church just as it helps to know certain people to get certain jobs or positions today.

The one true connection that matters though is the relationship that one builds with Christ. A relationship that can help lean and guide in everything.

Let us pray.

God, we give thanks for those that walked with Christ and we ask that he walk with us today. May you guide us Jesus in all that we say and do. AMEN.

By Alex Steward

I am a husband, father, and pastor within the ELCA. I did not grow up in the church and thus come at this pastoring thing with an unique perspective.

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