A Note from a Sleepless Person: Easter

Tonight it just so happens that I can’t sleep. The next few days are going to be very eventful and exciting; unfortunately, I see my body cannot tolerate excitement-induced insomnia as well as it used to. Anyhow, the journey I am about to embark is a tour with a Gospel choir/fellowship team. We shall sing for and serve various churches, families, and nursing homes. In reading part of 2 Peter not too many hours ago, I was encouraged by these verses, 16-21:

“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. For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, ‘This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,’ we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” (ESV)

When Christians talk to other non-believers about beliefs, it may be easy to start debating, in an argumentative, affirmative/negative valid/invalid sound/unsound kind of fashion. But as someone living in God, by what the Lord Jesus Christ has done, I am refreshed in knowing that my faith is not based on reasons in the strict sense (my human reason is trustworthy to discover all truth pertaining to the meaning of life, etc.), but based on the reality of the LORD and all that He says He is. His presence. His love. His goodness. His forgiveness.