Our Eyes Have Not Seen
You and I have not seen Christ with our eyes. After His ascension into Heaven, all subsequent believers would believe in Him without literally seeing Him. Jesus spoke to this when He uttered, "Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed" (John 20:29).
Peter echoes this truth when saying, "Though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible" (1 Peter 1:8,9).
Human nature is such that we believe in what we see and we do not believe in what we do not see. And many will chime in saying, "What person in his right mind believes in what he cannot see?"
Yet Christ Himself intended for us to love Him, even though we would never see Him.
Does this make us a sap or a saint? To Jesus and Peter we are not silly.
Christ clearly revealed that His economy runs on the currency of faith. We trust the testimony of Christ that we read in the gospels. We believe the narrative of His resurrection and ascension. We have the conviction that the unseen Christ is alive. As Hebrews 11:1 states, faith is "the conviction of things not seen."
Do you believe in the unseen Christ?
Do you love Him, even though you do not see Him?
Do you rejoice with joy inexpressible?
Do you know that, to Christ, you will be blessed for believing?
PRAY: Lord, on this Easter, I believe. I see you with the eyes of my heart. My deepest affection is toward You, my greatest joy is found in You and my eternal blessing comes from You. Thank you! In Jesus Name. Amen.