Peter, A Breath of Fresh Air
What a satisfying thought to think we, who believe in Jesus Christ, the Messiah, will see Him someday. Because we keep believing and trusting Him, we will get what we’ve been looking for all our lives…total and complete salvation. No more pain from heartaches and disappointments that only this world has to offer. No more selfishness on our part and the part of others causing misunderstandings and pain. No more disabled bodies that wear out. No more tears shed in regret and remorse. We “never saw Him, yet we love Him.” We still don’t see him, yet we trust Him.” Only Jesus, the answer, once and for all, brings peace and restores the joy of our salvation. Total and complete. Today, think about it…and be in on it!
1 Peter 1, The Message
8-9 You never saw him, yet you love him. You still don’t see him, yet you trust him—with laughter and singing. Because you kept on believing, you’ll get what you’re looking forward to: total salvation.
10-12 The prophets who told us this was coming asked a lot of questions about this gift of life God was preparing. The Messiah’s Spirit let them in on some of it—that the Messiah would experience suffering, followed by glory. They clamored to know who and when. All they were told was that they were serving you, you who by orders from heaven have now heard for yourselves—through the Holy Spirit—the Message of those prophecies fulfilled. Do you realize how fortunate you are? Angels would have given anything to be in on this!
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for your complete salvation. Thank you for the joy your salvation brings to our hearts, minds and souls. Continue to work out your salvation in and through us as we believe and trust in You. Someday we see you face to face! What will I do? I’m not sure, but I am sure I’m glad I’m in on it all!
I can only imagine what it will be like, when I walk by Your side
I can only imagine, what my eyes will see, when Your Face is before me
I can only imagine I can only imagine.
Surrounded by Your Glory, what will my heart feel
Will I dance for you, Jesus? Or in awe of You, be still
Will I stand in Your presence, or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing Hallelujah will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine! I can only imagine!
I can only imagine, when that day comes,
When I find myself standing in the Son
I can only imagine, when all I will do,
Is forever, forever worship You
I can only imagine! I can only imagine