Love Without Sight – Nov 12-16 BRD

You have heard of love at first sight, but have you heard of love without sight? If you are a believer, you are experiencing it right now. You are madly in love with a Person whom you have never met in person. You are deeply committed to this Person, and you are already married to this Person. You are just waiting on the wedding feast to begin. You have met this Person in a real way just not in a bodily, physical way. Through contact with this Person’s Spirit, the Spirit has confirmed to you that everything you have learned, heard, and read about this Person is true. So you have met Him, but you long to meet Him face to face. You do know Him in a real way even though you do not know Him fully. You know much about Him because His followers left a record of His actions, nature, words, and promises. You cling to every word about Him. You may not know the contour of His face but you do know the content of His character. You may not have seen a picture of Him, but you will have no problem recognizing Him when He appears. You know Him. The expectation and anticipation of finally meeting, embracing, seeing, and worshipping Him causes abundant joy. Not even the sufferings of this world can dilute the springs of joy you feel at the thought that He is coming for you. This joy, this love without sight, is what faith is all about! “Though you have not seen Him, you love Him. Though you do not now see Him, you believe in Him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls” (1 Pet 1:8-9).