Seeing in Part, Knowing in Part

(Please read the whole way through) My child took this picture in pano mode while we were in a moving vehicle and I must say, it made me think. This distorted image represents how our vision can be abstracted while we are in this world. I Corinthians 13:12, “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” What a deep concept for us today – one that is difficult to grasp unless we use the lens of God’s Word.

Busyness is all around us…with the world emerging slowly from its cocoon of pandemic caution, we have begun to re-fill our once-free schedules. I’ll be honest – some days I feel like I am in a haze of emotion, confusion, and exhaustion. It’s difficult to see the glory of heaven while we’re in gloominess down here. Are you there today?

If so, let me encourage you to look closer at the picture above. In the center of the chaos, there appears to be faint stairs leading to a cross. When I first saw this picture, I mused about the random nature of the scene, but when I noticed the subtle image in the center, I was silenced. It made me realize something profound…

Though uncertainty and fear and darkness and chaos may swirl around us, Jesus is in the center of it all, calling us to forgiveness and peace, while the world rages around us.

We may not see everything that God is doing now, as the verse above stated, but one day, we will see with clarity. One day we will truly know. So, until then, press on, friends. Keep going, loved ones. Cling to the hope and promises of God through His precious Son.

Matthew 24:29-31, 1 Corinthians 2:9, Romans 8:24-25, Psalm 97:6, 1 Peter 1:8-9, Acts 28:27.

© 2021 Rachel D. Lyne

About Rachel D. Lyne

Christian Living Author: "The Apple, A Woman's Battle Plan: Overcoming Forbidden Fruit in Marriage," Devotionals, Poetry, & Christian magazine content creator.
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