This verse spoke to me today...you know the disciples after Jesus rose from the grave, saw him,and did not believe until he showed them his hands and his side, and Jesus said to them,
John 20: 29
"Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
You know that is all of us that believe, seems to me that it would be so easy for the ones that lived and saw Jesus to believe, and they still had a hard time. Yet today, I believe by faith. The verse below is so powerful, because it is so true that we that believe do have an inexpressible JOY that unbelievers do not have. It is often evident in one's demeanor and their countenance. Countenance means, "Appearance, especially the expression of the face". Wow!
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,"