Now and Then

Now and Then

Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.  1st Corinthians 13:12  NIV


They brought their questions to the highest human source they could.  They approached the preacher with their spiritual concerns.  In need of answers, they did not want to get things wrong.  So they came to the qualified expert.  The preacher, when under the pressure of their questions, did not give them the definitive answer.  Well, it was not the answer they were looking for.  He gave them wonder.  He gave them God.  He gave them Jesus Christ.

When the questioning souls left the preacher´s office, they were a little letdown.  But after reflecting on his words, they began to see that he actually was leading them in the right direction.  Our goal is not to put our faith in the words of men no matter how eloquent or how learned.  We are called to put our faith in the Lord.  The preacher pointed out, that even the most spiritually-gifted amongst us are still looking for a day of fuller awareness.  We can and should seek amazing discoveries of God each day!  We should expect to be blown away with revelations of Christ all the time!  But we should also remember, that all that we can have now is still a dim and poor reflection.  Just wait!  In the day of the Lord, we will see God face to face!  Then, only then, will we know in full!


Dear Lord,

Thrill us each day with glimpses of Your glory!  Give us more than we can handle now of You!  Prepared us for then, when we see You face to face, we pray!


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