I’ve enjoyed a short passage 1st Peter 1:1-9 that is tucked within a bigger message of encouragement and hope to Christians in Asia. Peter expresses the sentiment of many believers today when he says in vs 8, “though you have not seen Him, you love Him and though you do see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls”. Reading this fills my heart with a deep sense of gratitude. I am thankful that through Christ’s blood on the cross, my sins are forgiven and my destiny is secured. Today, if we were to acknowledge we love someone we do not see and believe in someone not present they would say it’s irrational, but as John Henry Jowett says, it is to “breathe the air of eternity”.
My desire as a Deacon is that my service to you will be filled with Christ’s love and backed by the knowledge and faithfulness of God’s word.