For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection of reality as in a riddle or enigma, but then we shall see in reality and face to face! Now I know in part, imperfectly, but then I shall know and understand fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been fully and clearly known and understood by God. 1 Corinthians 13:12
Yet the Bible says that is how we see things in this world. Blurry and
upside down and dim. Until recently, I've been blessed with great
eyesight but as I've gotten older, things have become blurry. Especially
when I read or work on the computer! If I don't have my glasses on, I
miss letters, sometimes words.. and details that I need to know. It's
frustrating! God says we see life that way. I don't think He means the
physical world.. houses, trees, people. I believe He means things beyond
our limited senses.
For instance, can you see faith, hope, love? You can see the
consequences of them but you can't actually see them. You can't look
into a person's heart and see his or her character. You can't see
angels or demons or God Himself or Heaven or Hell. Why? Because they
exist in another dimension outside our physical world.
Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen;
for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but
the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting 2 Corinthians 4:18
Wherever that other dimension is, God wants us to know that it is the REAL world and that it will last forever, while the world we live in now is a blurry reflection that will not last forever. Why do I tell you this? To give you Hope. Let's face it, life here is a bit blurry. It is a
riddle or an enigma like the Scripture above says. It isn't pretty. It
isn't clean. It isn't always happy and good and fun. Sometimes it's downright messy and painful. Most of the time it hurts. And you may be wondering what God is thinking? Does He care? Where is He?
He is right beside you, holding your hand. He has a plan. He's plotting a
course to get you through this temporary world into the eternal one.
Just hold on and trust Him.
God is our captain. He has a special telescope through which He sees
everything. He sees the Big picture of everyone's life and all of
eternity. He sees your life from beginning to end. He sees all the
enemies on the horizon. He knows every storm, every attack, every
shortage that will ever happen.
And He has it all worked out for your
good, along with the good of everyone else on board...all their lives
intertwined and criss-crossing and affecting each other to one glorious
conclusion! It may not seem that way to you now, but you'll see clearly