The scripture for today, January 8 (1/8), is 1st Peter 1:8 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
Ah, the memories Peter had of being with Jesus when they all were young. Now he was old and people were dying out who had seen and heard Jesus in person.
After Jesus returned to heaven, it was the job of his Apostles to tell people about him and repeat his words. They spent the rest of their lives doing just that. What joy they found when people believed, even though they had not seen him. They not only believed, but they also loved him
Thank God, the Apostles wrote the New Testament so we would never have to guess what Jesus was like and never have to guess what his words were, even after the Apostles died. In fact, we have the advantage because we do not have to wait for an Apostle to come visit us and tell us. We can read about Jesus for ourselves over and over as many times as we like right in our home.
True, we have not seen Jesus with our own eyes. We have not heard him with our own ears. Yet, his life and words are always before us. How can we help but believe in him? And love him? What inexpressible and glorious joy!
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