We will see Him just as He is

(Archibald Alexander, “Love to an Unseen Savior!” 1772-1851)

“Whom having not seen, you love!” 1 Peter 1:8

If we here love the Savior whom we have never seen, and whom we can only approach by faith–then how strong will our love be when we shall see Him face to face, and find ourselves not only in His actual presence, but forever enclosed in His loving embrace!

Here our love to the Savior is feeble, on account of the dimness of our faith. It is often interrupted by dark clouds and earthly affections. These draw us away from the contemplation of the matchless character of our Redeemer. But in Heaven there will be no interposing obstacles to veil His glory. Nor will there be counteracting affections to enfeeble or interrupt our perfect love for Him.

Happy, happy condition of those who love a Savior whom they never saw–when they shall see Him as He is, and be like Him. They will never be weary of gazing on His lovely face! They will never cease to give Him thanks and praise for His unparalleled, unspeakable love, to which they will forever acknowledge their indebtedness for salvation!We will see Him as He is

“Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be.
We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is!” 1 John 3:2

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