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, 1 Peter 1:8
Can you love someone you have never seen? Peter describes how we love Jesus even though most Christians have never seen him. How can we put so much hope into someone we have never seen?
I think about the time when we were expecting our children. For nine months we had no idea what they would look like. Yet we talked to them and loved them, it didn’t even matter what their appearance would be. Then the glorious day came of their birth, and for the first time we looked into their eyes. A love and joy overcame us that was indescribable for words.
This I imagine will be the same when we finally meet Jesus face to face. Regardless of what Christ looks like, we will always love him because even when we were condemned he loved us first. And when that day comes when we look into each others eyes I imagine I will be speechless and filled with joy
Jesus said Blessed are those have not seen yet still believe, do we really need to have seen someone to love them, I don’t think so. We know what Christ has done for us and the future he has given us in Jesus name Amen