For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. (I Corinthians 13:12 NKJV)
We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us! (1 Corinthians 13:12 MSG)
I have complained and grumbled many times about not being able to see clearly. Yes, there are glimpses. Yes, there are moments when the veil of eternity is lifted. I am so grateful but it is just that – a glimpse. A moment. As much as we can see now, it is only in part. As much as the most gifted seer or prophet can see now, it is still only in part. And how I groan because of this. I think I will groan for the rest of my years. There is a lovesickness inside of me that simply will not go away, not until I behold the One I love face to face. There is also a homesickness inside of me that remains even on days that are full and happy. Truth be told, the more glimpses I get, the more lovesick and homesick I become. Some days it really gets quite bad; my heart aches and I cry and cry.
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. (Psalms 30:5 NKJV)
It is still night. Our Bridegroom is not yet fully with us.
But steady my heart. Morning will come, and it will be beautiful.