The Evidence Of Thankfulness
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. — 1 Peter 1:8
I love that Peter, a man who had seen Christ both pre-death and post-resurrection, recognizes that some had not seen Christ as he did and yet would love him, believe in him, and rejoice because of him, and be filled with the same thankfulness that filled him.
This is precisely how we should live daily — filled with unspeakable thankfulness that stems from the fact that we believe Jesus was raised from the dead. Our entire system of faith is based on the fact that Jesus defeated undefeatable sin and death. Two things that separated us from a relationship with God. Yet by his grace through faith, we live every day thankful because of a new reality we see — the evidence of a risen Lord.
Yet around us, there is evidence that will attempt to divert our attention from seeing this reality. They are reminders of our sinfulness and hopelessness. We are inundated with propaganda about them, and they will divert our vision from seeing what Peter saw and from what others have seen before us.
Today as you go about your day, see less of this temporal world and those things that remind you of your sin and death. See through these events with eyes of faith, by seeing them through the resurrection of Jesus. And then be thankful, for while you have not seen Jesus in the flesh, you see him with eyes of faith, and then believe and rejoice in what he has done for you.
ASK THIS: What evidence is preventing you from being thankful to God? (Share it below.)
DO THIS: See with eyes of faith the evidence is all around you.
PRAY THIS: God, give me eyes to see what you see.
PLAY THIS: Evidence — Worship Together & Cross Worship.
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