The rareness of joy

Week beginning: 16th July, 2017 | By Peter Thompson | London

'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, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.'

1 Peter 1:8-9 (NIV 2011)

How do we respond when we suffer for our faith? When we're passed over for a promotion, scorned by our friends or given the silent treatment, it's so easy to despair. The believers that Peter was writing to here, however, show a completely different

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