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!
But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love. – 1 Corinthians 13:12-13 The Message
Foggy weather can be scary. I guess that’s why they use it often in scary movies. The fear comes from not being able to see very far in the thickest fog. It’s harder to trust what you can’t see. We still move through the fog in hopes of reaching our destination albeit slower than normal. We know that the fog will lift at some time and the sun will be warming our faces once again. We will see with clarity all that is around us. We trust this.
Living our human lives is like seeing through a fog to heaven. We get glimpses now and then of what God and heaven are like. These sightings come to us through prayer and reading God’s word. When we see God at work, we see a bit of who he is. There will be a day when we will see it all clearly. We trust this. As we live in trust, we have hope that helps us be steadfast in our faith. That strength allows us to love God and others abundantly. The love that God shows us overwhelms us many times. We can’t believe we are the recipient of such grace. That’s the model we are to use as we love others. This helps them move through the fog of daily living to the glory of God.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for being the lighthouse of my life. I pray that your love shines through me to help others see their destination in you. Amen
Faith Tip: Today, make a decision to love others like you haven’t done before.