If the characteristic of love to the Saviour is love to an unseen Christ, A Christian Ought NEVER TO FEEL UNHAPPY AT HlS SUPPOSED ABSENCE FROM HIM.
We should so feel toward Christ as to warrant those words being addressed to us when cast down : " In whom though now ye see Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory." Let Him manifest Himself as much or as little as He pleases, we should not allow our feelings to depend on this.
Much of the despondency in Christians is owing to their not understanding one object which there evidently is in these words: "Whom not having seen ye love." We are to love Him by faith; love Him unseen as though we saw Him; for faith is a substitute for sight. "Ye see Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory."