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 Message
When my mom died, I remember sitting in Pizza Hut with one of my brothers and my dad after we left the hospital. My dad insisted we grab a bite to eat since we hadn’t eaten all day. I can only recall one thing I said while sitting in the booth waiting for our pizza.
Dad, do you ever feel as if this life is just a dream and when we die it’s like we finally fully wake up?
I have no clue what my dad’s response was to me.
Even today, I sometimes get that feeling. Dreams don’t always make sense to us and portions of them often seem incomplete and fuzzy. Life often leaves me scratching my head like a weird dream. When I was younger, that lack of understanding used to scare me. It used to have me running in fear. But now it doesn’t. Now it has me holding on tightly in faith. I cling to what I know to be true.
We see and we taste just a fraction of the life God has planned for us. One day, I will wake up fully. One day, I will understand completely.