This is perhaps my absolute favorite from the Bible:
“What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked upon and touched with our hands concerns the Word of life – for the life was made visible; we have seen it and testified to it and proclaim to you the Eternal Life that was with the Father and was made visible to us – what we have seen and heard, we proclaim now to you, so that you may have fellowship with us; for our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son, Jesus Christ. We are writing this so that our joy may be complete.”
I cannot help but think when I read this: when the Apostles are together, do they sit
around a fire talking about the Lord? Do they say that they cannot believe that they have “touched God” or seen Him with they eyes? Do they dream of him at night or meditate during the quiet hours on how he looked, on how His voice sounded, on the words He spoke? Do they muse on the jokes they all shared, the songs they sang? Do they marvel that they had the opportunity denied to so many to be present in His company?