The Invisible Lover

February 14, 2011
by Parise Arakelian

Have you ever fallen in love with a person you have never seen? I had this wonderful experience with a man who was in the Navy during World War II. A friend connected us when he entered the Bible School that I had previously attended. I remember that I wanted to know as much about this newfound friend as I could find out, and the more I found out, the more I wanted to know. One of the things that I was interested in was the type of music he loved. I found that I busied myself with trying to find that genre of music to send to him. Up to this time, we were getting to know each through the means of writing. As our relationship was building, I became curious as to how his voice sounded, so I asked for his phone number. I was encouraged to call, so I did. What a thrill to hear his voice on the other end! I asked myself, How can this be that I could love someone so much never having seen him? (Unfortunately, marriage was not in God's will for us.)

John 20:29 – Jesus said to him, "Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." (NKJV)

I love the Lord very much, yet I have never seen Him! This knowledge has given me a feeling of joy and elation. He first revealed Himself to me through His writings, the Word of God, the Holy Bible. This beginning of my friendship with Him was much like my initial contact with my earthly friend. As the days and years have gone on, He has become very important to me. I want to know more and more about Him. What does He like? What does He dislike? I find myself wanting to please Him in the things that I say and do. It has come about that I want to talk to Him as often as I can and wait for His response.

1 Peter 1:8-9 – You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting Him will be the salvation of your souls. (NLT)

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You for revealing Yourself to us. We love the fact that You grow sweeter to us day by day. We pray that, through the revelation of the Holy Spirit, others may also find You to be a very close friend and one who loves them very much. In Jesus' holy name, we pray. Amen.

About the author:

Parise Arakelian <parisesings@roadrunner.com>

Arcadia, California, USA


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