MARCH 19, 2 Peter 1:19-21
Patricia has been sad lately. She fell and hurt her knee badly, broke mum’s favourite vase when she was not careful the previous evening and was punished in school for something she did not do. To add to the list of unhappy things, she heard that her good friend Sok Cheng was hurt in an accident and had to be hospitalized. As she opened the bible to do her Quiet Time, she thought how wonderful it would be if Jesus was there next to her and able to teach and comfort her. Sometimes we may feel the way Patricia did, don’t we?
In today’s text however, we read that Peter did not feel that way. Peter, who had been with Jesus for three years, learning from and living with the perfect Son of God, wrote that we have a “more sure word of prophecy” – in other words, better than his personal experience of being with Jesus! What is this “more sure word”? We remember it is the Bible – the blessed book we can hold in our hands.
Dear child, when you feel down and sad like Patricia and hope to be able to have Jesus next to you, remember these words of Peter – that to have the Bible is “more sure”. What is the Bible “more sure” than? Experience! From Peter, who experienced Jesus for three years, we have the wise words that it is better to trust in the written Word of God than personal experiences of man.
Thought: How I must love the bible!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You so much for the bible. May I learn to treasure and love it, and may I be faithful to have my daily Quiet Time and prayer. In the wonderful name of Jesus I pray, amen.