Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wednesday December 14 See Clearly

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.--1 Corinthians 13:12 NLT
Omniscient adj.
having complete or unlimited knowledge, or understanding; infinite awareness and insight; perceiving all things.
Omniscient...God is...but as this beloved verse reminds us, we are not. If only we could see what God sees...past present and future all at once. See the possibilities...see the consequences. So many things we cannot understand would make so much sense.  And yet one must answer the question would such seeing be a blessing or a curse? Surely God's heart is broken minute by minute by what He sees in this world HE created. Instead, as we learned yesterday, God calls us to trust... to believe that He is for believe His promise that truly He will work all things together for good for those who love Him (Romans 8:28). It is not given to us to have all knowledge in this earthly life but we can walk in trust that the One who did not spare His own son but gave Him up for us all will graciously give us all good things (Romans 8:32). During this season of looking forward, we can anticipate a day when we will see clearly and  know completely. For now though, we must be content to trust in the promises of the Giver of all good things. I am a scientist by training. How? and why? are part of my marrow. But we know God's ways are perfect and His perfect plan is that we trust Him in this earthly life and can look forward to seeing and knowing all things in completeness and perfect clarity in the life to come.

Gracious and benevolent God, how we struggle with our incomplete seeing and knowing.  How we long for that complete knowledge You have promised believers. But until that day comes, O Lord, lead us to trust in You and seek Your will in every arena of our lives. We give thanks that You have no expectation that we will puzzle it all out for ourselves on this side of heaven. We ask as we gaze into that murky reflection, for faith to have patience as we trust that the day will come when we can see clearly know fully, even as You do. Thank You Jesus! AMEN!


Tim g said...


You really opened us up your experience their with the how and why questions. Today's verse, reminds us that we are created in God's image, or, to paraphrase C. S. Lewis, our bios, or fleshly existence is married with God's zoe, or spirit.

Tracy said...

Interesting that you would make that particular observation Tim, as I come here on a brief break from writing my final paper on...the parousia, the second coming and the resurrection of the body. ;)

Tim g said...

Great minds think alike! :)