1 Peter 1:8
“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,”
People ask, “How do you know that God is real??”, and for the born again Christian the answer is simple: “Because I know Him.” Although we cannot yet see God face to face, He gives life to those who repent and believe the gospel, awakening our inner man and opening our spiritual eyes and ears so we may hear the voice of our God, and see His hand at work in our lives.
We who were once dead in trespasses and sins, alienated from a life in God, He has made alive by His wonderful Spirit, writing His law upon our hearts and causing us to walk in His ways. And although we do not yet see our Lord, we rejoice at just the mention of His name! We have joy inexpressible because we love our blessed Master, and long for His coming. We see His Spirit move in and around us as we walk with Him.
And not only this but we can look at His testimony in our lives and say, “I once was blind, but now I see!”, “I was a filthy sinner and He set me free!” “I loved wickedness and sin, but His power has radically transformed my heart and mind.” For who can argue with such claims?
Oh beloved friend, can you relate to these things; do you know Jesus in this way? Do you delight to talk of Him, think of Him and to do His will, or is there indifference?
Love in Christ, Jonathan Ball
1 Peter 1:8