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 NIV
Traveling through the desert area of Arizona starts to be monotonous. On our big vacation trip, our kids saw rocks, small dry underbrush, tumble weeds again and again. There was no build up of anticipation for the view that was around the next corner. There were no large mountains, or river streams to follow. Just a few small oak trees and then WHAM. Breath-taking. The Grand Canyon. it was our first personal view of this most amazing natural wonder. Even though we had seen pictures, we were not prepared for the view.
One of the unique characteristics of Christianity is the emotional attachment to someone that we have never seen. We love Jesus. It is far more than just acknowledging His existence or believing that there may be a God out there somewhere. We proclaim to the world that we love Jesus who lived in Israel 2000 years ago, was crucified on a cross as a substitute for our sins, died, was buried and rose again, and lives in Heaven waiting to be joined with all those who love Him.
So, how does this loving relationship take form in your life? What kind of activities do you share together? How much time do you invest in your relationship with Jesus of whom you love? What do you talk about? Can you describe how this loving relationship has transformed your life?
To know experientially the love of Jesus can be one of those breathtaking moments. The one who created all things, chooses to love us and make us one of His children. May you know and live in the love of Jesus.
Blessings Love y’all