THE BELOVED UNSEEN
Whom having not seen, ye love.
I Peter 1:8
Walking with a little four-year-old, I said something about loving Jesus. “But how can I love Him,” she asked, “when I can’t see Him?”
Thus she posed a problem which has occupied not a few grown-ups. Peter had seen Jesus. He was writing to Christians who had not. Yet they loved Him, anyway, and though now they saw Him not, yet believing, they rejoiced with joy unspeakable and full of glory.
We cannot see Him, but He lives and we can believe. And if we trust Him the Spirit makes Him real and the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts. And we make our way through this evil world in love with One we have never seen. We are not infatuated with a hero of fiction, a memory or an ideal. We love a Living Person who was and is, and we shall be like Him, for one day we shall see Him as He is.
Yes, we can love Him though we cannot see Him.