1 Corinthians 13:12
For now we see only a 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.
There is only one who knows us, truly, deeply, inside out, knows us. Others may think they do, even if we have told them everything, shared every little secret, every story, and, every detail of what we call life. They can’t. We don’t even know ourselves.
God, the creator of the universe, the one who threw stars into the night sky. The one who told the oceans, no farther. The one and only who knit us together in our mothers womb…The I Am.
We may look in the mirror and see ourselves, but it is only a dim reflection of who we are. In Christ we are so much more than this mortal body, with flesh and bones, emotions and thoughts, hurts and joys. He knows it all.
We have been created for His pleasure. Created for His joy. Created to share His love, His forgiveness and His grace with those who cross our path. God makes each of us unique and precious. He knows who we are.
We are His children. When we look at our reflections, we should see the part of us that is Christ, the family resemblance. So often we see a muddled version of who we truly are, tainted by the world, by sin, and our own misconceptions and expectations. He know who we will be.
We often see ourselves as, unworthy, unloveable, unforgivable. When we walk with Him, we do see ourselves as, precious, beautiful, talented, worthy, forgiven and so very loved.
I found it interesting, according to dictionary.com the prefix “Un” is…
“freely used in English to form verbs expressing a reversal of some action or state, or removal, deprivation, release, etc. ( unbend; uncork; unfasten, etc.), or to intensify the force of a verb already having such a meaning ( unloose).”
Our God is not a God of the “Un.” He is.
“For now we see only a 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.” 1 Corinthians 13:12
in this world, especially at this time, what we see is blurred, slightly distorted. The hope that gets us thru each day is this, in a Christ we are a new creation, the old has gone, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17
We will not see clearly now, but when we are face to face with Jesus we will. We will see the reflection of our lives, and that reflection will be perfectly clear. We will know who we are, all we’ve done and all He has done through us for His glory.
I can not wait till that day. Lord, thank you for seeing us clearly, insid and out.