April 24, 2017

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,

Last week I had a cheese steak hoagie for lunch. It was delicious, just what I wanted, the perfect meal for that particular time. If you have had a cheese steak hoagie or if you have had the perfect meal at the perfect time you have an idea in your mind about what my experience was like. I could describe it in more detail but in the end you could only get your own conception of what I experienced. You will never be able to taste that particular cheese steak hoagie the way I did at that lunchtime. Some things in life are inexpressible and non-transferable. It doesn’t mean we should stop trying to share them or that something real doesn’t get communicated, only that the totality of the experience is, in one sense, ours alone. If you have Easter joy it is in one way a common experience of all who believe what happened 2000 years ago is the key for all human existence. But it is a joy that is unique to you, your connection with that truth and faith that is inexpressible. Good for you! This week, how will you savor your inexpressible joy?

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