Saturday, March 22, 2014

Face to Face


 "Now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; 
but then shall I know even as also I am known."  --1 Corinthians 13:12

Many things today remain a mystery to our limited human minds.  The truth is often hard to find or understand.  What really happened to Amelia Earhart?  Who was responsible for John F. Kennedy's assassination?  Conspiracy theories abound and it is hard to know what to believe.  The sad mystery of the disappearance of Malaysian Flight 370 may soon be solved as satellites seem to have discovered wreckage in the ocean.  But other enigmas are destined to puzzle us for years to come.

God knows the truth about everything.  Hebrews 4:13 says, "Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do."  Luke 12:2 says, "There is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known."  God has perfect vision of the past, present, and future.  Nothing can be hid from Him.

We, however, are looking through a glass darkly.  We cannot understand many of the mysteries of this world, much less the mystery of God.  We can see a glimpse of the heavenly when we feel His presence and are filled with the fullness of joy; but we can't comprehend the brightness of His glory.  

But there will be a day when the Lord will "destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.  He will swallow up death in victory." (Isaiah 24:7-8)  Then we will be able to see clearly to behold Jesus Christ, King of kings and Lord of lords.  For those of us who love Him, it will be a wonderful day to see our Savior face to face!  No mystery is so great and marvelous as the mystery of God's love.

2 comments:

  1. Very powerful! I loved your post, Bethany! Thank you for sharing those Bible passages! =D

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  2. Thanks Ashley! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

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