Wanted: an Eyewitness!

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Wanted: An eyewitness to the traffic accident involving a truck on Highway 59.
This ad appeared in a newspaper in Houston, Texas, not long ago. Apparently there was some dispute as to what had happened. These people wanted an eyewitness of the accident in order to prove what had happened.
Did you know that the Bible also speaks of eyewitnesses? God doesn't want us to have any doubt in our minds about the truth of what happened in the Bible, so He gave us many eyewitnesses. In Luke's gospel he said there were those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses. (Luke 1:22Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; (Luke 1:2).)
The Apostle Peter wanted to assure us that God's Word is true, so he wrote, We have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. (2 Peter 1:1616For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. (2 Peter 1:16).)
The Apostle Paul tells us that when Jesus rose from the dead He was seen of Cephas [Peter], then of the twelve: after that, He was seen of above five hundred brethren at once. (1 Cor. 15:5, 65And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: 6After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. (1 Corinthians 15:5‑6).) There were over five hundred eyewitnesses that Jesus rose from the dead!
Yes, God wants each one of us to be very sure that the Lord Jesus came into this world to die on the cross for our sins and that He rose again from the dead. He provided many eyewitnesses and He also gave us His own Word so that we do not need to have a single doubt. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life. (1 John 5:1313These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. (1 John 5:13).)
Peter said they were eyewitnesses of His majesty. The Lord Jesus is in heaven with all the majesty and glory of the One who will soon reign over all the world. You and I will some day be eyewitnesses of Jesus! If you have been cleansed from your sins in the precious blood of Christ, then you will see Him as your Savior in all the beauty and joy of God's home in heaven. If you turn away from God's offer of salvation, you will still see Jesus, but as your Judge. Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. (Rev. 1:77Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. (Revelation 1:7).)
Jesus is coming soon. How will it be when you are an eyewitness?