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Beloved: 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 unique declaration came to him from the majestic glory, “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. Moreover, we possess the prophetic message that is altogether reliable. You will do well to be attentive to it, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
Peter was an eyewitness to the Transfiguration, he saw the Lord in His glory and he heard the word of God spoken about Jesus. He does not hesitate to tell us that we must listen to his words, because he not only heard the voice of God but Jesus in His glory. He speaks what he knows to be true. Do you listen? You too can hear the voice of God.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I hear your voice, I believe in your word. You are the light that shines in my life. In Jesus’ holy name I give you praise, honor and glory, Amen.
The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.