“You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:8-9
Peter, who was the Apostle to the Jews, refers to the recipients of his letter as “God’s chosen people” (v.1). They were Jews who had come to the conclusion that Jesus Christ was in fact their much anticipated Messiah. These folks had never laid eyes on Jesus, yet they have come to love Him. That is the work of the Holy Spirit.
God reveals Himself thru the Holy Spirit, which ignites a flame of faith that chooses to embrace Him with love. That is the beginning of what a true Biblical Christian is. Our faith gives birth to trust. When we trust God we win salvation. Salvation is God’s willing forgiveness for every act of disobedience we have ever committed. Trusting in an unseen God seems crazy to those around us, however, this equation is the only way we could ever hope to please God.
Believing in the unseen is difficult without God’s involvement. We need spiritual eyesight to see what the world cannot. God isn’t hidden from us, but rather is in full view.
While we may not actually see Him, we can see the evidence of His existence all around us if we choose to. “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13) "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7) For those who choose to find God, He will be found. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
The translation used is the New International Version.