“Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.” ~ I Corinthians 13:12
The other day my little boy and I were out for a walk. Since he loves to be outside, we walk frequently. However, on this day, I remember thinking repeatedly, “What a gorgeous day!” I couldn’t quite put my finger on why it was so beautiful, but everywhere we went that day, I admired the loveliness of the day.
It wasn’t until I sat down at my computer that night and checked Facebook, only to see a friend comment on the clear weather as well. And that’s when it hit me – it was the first day in over a month and a half where the air wasn’t affected by smoke. The fires have finally been contained, and at last the smoke has cleared away. And how much clearer we could all see because of that!
It brings to mind today’s verse in I Corinthians. Our life on this earth is but a reflection of things to come – and a poor one at that. Much like the smoke that obscured the view of the mountains where I live, our existence here provides us with only the haziest glimpse of what eternity will be like. But someday, that veil will be lifted and we will enter eternity with crystal clear vision. And I have a feeling that we will be stunned by the beauty and splendor that awaits us.