12Now 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

Reflections can be puzzling. When I left home, my father gave me a hand mirror. I treasured that mirror for many years even after the glass grayed and cracked. It really didn’t provide a good reflection anymore with all the cracks, but I kept it.

At amusement parks you can sometimes find those wacky mazes filled with mirrors that reflect all kinds of craziness. So crazy, in fact, it’s more than puzzling. It’s misleading.

I look forward to the day when everything will be reflected with perfect clarity. I will know myself fully just as I am known completely by God. It is only he who can show me my heart and renew it according to his perfect design.

Until then I rejoice that God knows me completely and is intent on leading me in living a full life. I remind myself that what I see is a bit distorted and puzzling, I am not seeing with perfect clarity. One day all will come into sharp focus and I really believe I will say, “Oh my! I see now!” And all will be well.

Happy Hump Day!

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