“for now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known” 1 Corinthians 13:12
The above is quickly becoming one of my favorite verses. It comes from the famous love chapter that we hear at almost every wedding. But after extolling the virtues of love, Paul turns his eye on our future. We are aiming toward this future when all will be known and revealed and it will be a place of faith, hope and love. But right now, we must admit that we don’t see the world clearly. I think that’s what I like about this verse. It’s honest that we barely understand what’s going on around us, we certainly can’t claim to know each other very well—let alone God. But even while we are confused and lack understanding, God is there loving us and knowing us better than we know ourselves. I confess that I understand less about this world the older I get. I look forward to that day when all will be revealed. In the meantime, I trust in the God who knows me and all of us fully.
-Pastor Travis Norton