In Galatians 3:1, Paul says that in teaching them the gospel, “Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified.” He did this in order to exhort these Christians to continue to live in light of what Christ’s death had accomplished for them. Actually witnessing the crucifixion would have a powerful effect on anyone. Our feelings would have been stirred to the depths of our being. Now “faith is the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). One effect of faith is to make things that we cannot see as real to us as anything we can see. Faith will effect us as if we did see the invisible God; it will put the same affections (feelings) in us as if Christ were crucified before our eyes. To believing Christians the death of Christ has a present reality that moves their hearts as nothing else can. If this God is for us, who can possibly be against us? If He did not spare His own Son, how can we possibly doubt His love for us? We must live by faith, that is, we must live by what faith enables us to see.