Does a man or a woman ever get married to someone they do not know? No. Before anyone gets married, he or she takes the time to get to know the other person. In a similar way, when we take the time to get to know the beauty of who God is and what good things He has done in the past, what good things He is doing in the present, and what good things He will do in the future, then it becomes much easier to respond to Him in a loving way with praise and adoration.
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