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). There is a saying, “Seeing is believing.”
The Bible teaches that there is a difference in feelings, facts, and faith. Faith is believing it whether you can see it or not. Some say, “God said it and I believe it. “Well, it is true whether you believe it or not. The Christian’s faith, trust, belief, and hope is based upon the absolute authority of the Word of God.
My opinions and philosophies may change, but the Word of God never changes. A professor made this comment about the Bible, “There is nothing that is absolute.” A student asked, “Are you absolutely sure?” The Word of God is the only authority, absolute, and assurance from God.
Billy Graham said, “Some say that God is dead, but this is not true because I talked to Him this morning.” Well, is it possible to believe and love someone you have never seen?
I read the story of a young boy who was recently saved at church. He returned home to tell his dad what happened. He then said, “Dad, I also want you to be saved and go to Heaven with me.” The dad answered, “Son, I just cannot believe and love someone I have never met nor seen.” The boy thought about it and said. “Dad, mother died giving me birth and life. You have told me much about her. Dad, I have never seen her, but I love her because she is my mother. She gave her life for me.”
The dad then bowed his head and said, “You are right son, I know that Jesus also died to give me life. I have never seen or met Him, but I now see as you love your mother, I need to love Him. Son, I now give my heart to Him and ask Him to be my Saviour.”
Whom having not seen ye love. By faith Christians love the Lord Whom they have never met. It is possible to love someone you have never met. “Blessed are they that have not seen, but yet believeth.” These are Words of Wisdom
Ted Camp is director of Silent Word Ministries, a worldwide ministry to the deaf based in Trenton. E-mail him at TC@silentword.org to be added to the email list for weekly articles or phone (706) 657-8000.