Something to think about.
You Have Not Seen Him
8 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, 1 Peter 1:8 (ESV)
We can’t see Him, we can’t have a physical relationship with Him. We believe in Him because of the evidence of His existence and His presence in our lives. We see Him clearly through our spiritual eyes we know him intimately through the Holy Spirit. His Spirit in us. This verse, concept, idea is foreign to the rest of the world. The world can’t know Him or have an intimate relationship with Him. They have not been born again they have not been born of the spirit. The world may know of Him, about Him but they can not comprehend Him because they have no direct access to Him. They live in a land without the bridge call faith. Which would allow them to traverse the divide that will bring them from the land of darkness to the light. We who know Him live in inexpressible joy because of the promises He has fulfilled in our lives. We live believing in the promises He will fulfill in eternity. We rejoice because He has brought us out of the valley of darkness to the mountaintop of light. Because He has claimed us, and no one can take us from His hand. We rejoice because He first loved us. We who are born of the spirit know that His promised are unstoppable and can’t be unfulfilled. We know that He is our assurance of victory through all life’s trials and tribulations. We know that whatever we may lose in this life is of no value compared to the inestimable value of living eternally with Him. We rejoice because the war is won and we are on the victor’s side.