Tuesday, February 12, 2013

What a difference a day makes

A couple of weeks ago while taking Jack for a walk, I took this pic with my iPhone...

Then a day later (trying to remember exactly where I'd stood to take the picture above), 
I snapped this one…

What a difference a day makes! The same view––one dark and stormy, the other brilliant sunshine. Isn't that a pretty fair analogy for life and our oftentimes 

skewed perspective on things? When I look at these pictures, I think of what Paul 
said in I Corinthians 13:11-13…

"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 look at the first picture and I'm reminded that this world is, as C.S. Lewis stated 

so aptly, theshadowlands. And when I look at the second, I think of what it will be 
like to someday have all the shadows of this world removed. To some day stand 
before the Lord Jesus and truly see him. With perfect clarity. In all his glory. And 
to spend all eternity getting to know the Father, the Son, and the Spirit better, exploring the infinite facets of their union, and the wonders of the new heaven 
and new earth. Talk about a changed perspective!

On those days when life seems especially challenging, or maybe when my spirit 

feels especially heavy, I head to God's Word and read about what our forever 
home is going to be like. I think of heaven quite often, more so as the years go 
by. Do you? What's something you look forward to about heaven? And do you 
think we'll "banquet" there together? I do. I'm so looking forward to kitchen time 
with my mom again, and with some of you gals too! Imagine what peach cobbler 
will taste like there...

So glad we're in this together, forever,

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