By: Ted Camp, Silent Word Ministries
Is it possible
to love someone you have never seen? Thomas said, “Except I shall see in his
hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails,
and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe” (John 20:25). Some say,
“Seeing is believing.” There is a difference in feelings, facts, and faith.
believing in what you cannot see, touch, feel or understand. Faith is believing
whether you understand it or not. Man needs to understand that there are some
things he cannot understand – understand? Some say, “God said it and I believe
it. Well, it is true whether you believe it or not.
faith, trust, belief, and hope are based upon the absolute authority of the
Word of God. Your opinions and philosophies may change, but the Word of God
never changes. A professor said about the Bible, “There is nothing that is
asked, “Are you absolutely sure?” The Bible is the only authority, absolute,
and assurance from God. One preacher said, “Some say God is dead, but this is
not true because I talked to Him this morning.” Well, is it possible to love
someone you have never seen?
I read the
story of a young boy who was saved and later told his dad what happened. He
then said, “Dad, I love you and I want you to go to Heaven with me.” The dad
said, “Son, I cannot believe in someone I have never seen or met.” The boy then
said, “Dad, mother died giving me birth. You told me much about her. Dad, I
have never seen her, but I love her. She is my mother and she gave her life for
me.” The dad then bowed his head and said, “You are right son, I know that
Jesus also died for me. I have never seen Him, but as you love your unseen
mother, I need also to love Him. Son, I now believe and receive Him as my
Is it possible
to love someone you have never seen? Yes! “Jesus saith unto him, Thomas,
because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not
seen, and yet have believed” (John 20:29). Salvation is simply to believe and
receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour.
“But as many as
received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them
that believe on his name” (John 1:12).
you can also believe and receive Christ as your Saviour! Christians, we now
have faith in Christ, but one day we will forever be with the Lord. “And so
shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words”
(1 Thess. 4:18). One day we will see what we now believe – Amen! These are
Words of Wisdom.
Ted Camp is director of Silent Word
Ministries, a worldwide ministry based in Trenton. E-mail him at