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Here’s your 90 second AM devotional!
1 Peter 1:8
Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.
The Apostle Peter was the leader of Jesus’ “Top 3”: Peter, James, and John. And he wrote this letter to Christians who had never seen Jesus in the flesh. By now Christ had died and resurrected and had ascended into heaven. Peter of course had known Jesus physically while here on earth. But he defines what people were thinking and feeling in their hearts at that time. He says, “You have never seen Him before or now in the flesh, but you love Jesus and when you think of Him … You Just Get Happy.”
Even though this letter, written by St. Peter 2,000 years ago, was to a group of scattered Christians living throughout Asia Minor, he’s also definitely speaking to me today. I only know Jesus by faith, but I must say he’s REAL to me. I have days when great sorrow, or depression, or defeat try and overtake my goal and purpose. But it’s in those times I call on his name … JESUS … And I really don’t know how else to say it, “He Just Makes Me HAPPY!”
The mere mention of Your name today brings me joy and tremendous happiness. No matter what I’m facing when I hear Your name … “I Just Feel HAPPY.” Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. Amen