Dimly

The scene is perfect AND you have your camera!  It seems as if everything has fallen into place.  You snap the photo and head home, so excited about pulling up all your photos on a bigger screen and taking in all you’ve captured.  Then…”NO!”  It’s blurry.

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12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. —1 Corinthians 13

The truth is, we really don’t know “beauty” here and now.  We have a glimpse.  Sin obstructs the fullness of what God intends for us.  Like the photo above, the colors are wonderful but the detail of the flower is yet to be realized.  There will come a time, yes, and it has already begun, when what God has created will be all that it was meant to be.  Creation waits for the curse to be lifted and for all that God has made to receive it’s blessing from Him.  But the light of God is still needed in this darkened place.

It is the light of heaven only, that will remove all clouds and darkness that hide the face of God from us. —Rev. Matthew Henry

I think Josh Turner said it best in his song Long Black Train, “Cling to the Father and His holy name.”  Keep the blurry experiences and memories in your life, for as you hold fast to God, all will be revealed and redeemed in Jesus.

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