“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:8-9
Can you trust what you don’t see? Of course! What kind of question is that? Our lives depend on what we cannot see — things like gravity and the air we breathe, just to name two. Faith in Jesus is as natural as faith in each of those things. The problem is that our hearts are skeptical. We find it hard to believe that anyone divine would love us so much. Our experience says, “If it seems too good to be true, it is.” That skepticism is just a twisted form of the response God longs to see from us: “inexpressible and glorious joy.” I don’t know about you, but I’ve tasted both. I prefer joy over skepticism!
What joy fills my heart, Father, when I anticipate what it will be like to be in your presence — to have you wipe each tear from my eyes and to have you introduce me again to those I love and to those I’ve only known by reputation. Please never let me outlive that sense of anticipation and never let that hope dim in my heart, no matter what else may happen in my life here. In Jesus’ name. Amen. –Phil Ware
–As physical energy is invisible yet tangible, so is the spiritual truth of Christ. There is so much more in heaven and earth than can be comprehended by the simplicity of finite human intellect, regardless of the height or depth in appearance of that intellect. That humans tend to worship apparent “high I.Q” and bow in fealty to such, is telling in how prideful man is rather than intelligent. I am referring to worldly intelligence that ignores the Creator of intellect and is the source of all knowledge and truth.