Her friends wondered what the secret could be!
(J.R. Miller, "Evening Thoughts" 1907)
"Whom having not seen, you love." 1 Peter 1:8
One tells of a young girl who became wondrously beautiful in her life, growing into a rare Christ-likeness. Her friends wondered what the secret could be. She wore a little locket upon her bosom which she always kept closed, refusing to allow anyone to see within it. Once, however, when she was very ill, a friend was permitted to open it, and found there only a small piece of paper, bearing the Scripture verse, "Whom not having seen, I love."
This told the whole delightful story. Her love for the unseen Christ was the secret of that beautiful spiritual life which had so impressed itself upon her friends.
If we love the unseen Friend, our life will be steadfast in all trial, and will be transformed little by little into the beauty of Christ!
"Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious!" 1 Peter 2:7