2 Corinthians 12August 13, 2014
2 Corinthians 13August 14, 2014
1 Peter 1:8
“8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.”
We live in an age of “I can’t see it, I won’t believe it.” We even have the “show me” state. I have never seen my Great Grandparents. Yet I know I had them. I can’t see gravity, but I see the effects of it. In this age of instant communication, we see things, people, and places all around the world in an instant. We see missionaries at work in Kenya on our Facebook page talking with us. We are good friends and yet have never met.
Jesus was on this earth some 2000 years ago. We don’t even have pictures of Him. Yet from the Word we have come to love Him. We have never seen Him yet we love Him as our savior and our Lord. It’s amazing.
Remember Thomas? He has been eulogized as doubting Thomas. “24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe” (John 20:24-25). Thomas would not believe Jesus was alive unless he saw His hands and touched His side. Fortunately the story doesn’t end there. Jesus did appear to the disciples when Thomas was with them and did believe. But Jesus made a profound statement. “Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed” (John 20:29).
We are one of the blessed ones who haven’t seen, yet believe.
If you read the New Testament much you will see Jesus. You will see Him heal the leper. You see Him preaching from a boat. You will see Him break bread and feed 5000 men, plus women and children. You haven’t seen Him but you rejoice with joy unspeakable. We haven’t seen but we believe.