Seeing Whom We Cannot See

We can see Jesus, but now with our eyes.

Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls...Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1.7-9, 13-16
 
Jesus is holy, and He dwells in radiant glory, which will be fully revealed to all the world at His coming.

This revelation will be so strong as to raise all who believe to join the Lord as He returns, and to strike such fear in those who do not believe that they would wish the mountains to fall on them, and conceal Him from their sight.

We cannot see Him now, not with our physical eyes, though one day we shall, and then we will be like Him (1 Jn. 3.1-3). But we can see Him with the eye of faith, by looking to what we know of Him from the Word, and by gathering glimpses of His glory from creation, and then magnifying these increasingly with our sanctified imagination, until we see Him in all His radiance, strength, loving kindness, and power; and we ourselves seated with Him in heavenly places, looking upon our lives through His eyes, and drawing on His strength to pursue our callings in His holiness and for His glory.

See Him seated in regal splendor, clothed in light, dazzling in royal colors, speaking the upholding Word of power, His scepter of uprightness on His lap, and a two-edged Sword in His hand. His eyes are dark with mystery but penetrating like lasers on all they see. His hair flares with purest white fire, and under His feet a growing pile of enemies grovels. Angels crowd around Him, awaiting His every command, to serve His people and creation according to His will. He is beautiful beyond description, holy without peer, and stronger than all creation.

And He lays on you His strong right hand and says, “Don’t be afraid.” Rejoice and be at peace in Him!

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