“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.” 1 Corinthians 13:12
Every Friday through Monday I take my wife to and from work some 30 miles each way. Most days the commute is uneventful but once in awhile, like this morning, nature has some tricks up her sleeve.
There was no mention in the forecast, even at 4:00am when I looked of anything out of the ordinary. I guess in the weather forecasting realm, nearly zero visibility is not unusual. For much of the commute in this morning, I had to drive through fog that reduced the visibility to mere feet. Of all the acts of nature (other than ice) I hate driving through fog the most due to not being able to see dangers lurking ahead.
Yesterday a friend of my wife had a very bad accident on the Interstate. She was passing a big truck which did not see her and pulled out as she was beside the truck. She had no choice but to swerve into the center median and lose control. Thankfully she was not seriously injured although the car was totaled. This accident happened in broad daylight with no fog or rain.
As I drove home this morning I kept thinking of the verse mentioned above from 1 Corinthians 13. Right now, the best we can do in this life is to “see through a glass darkly” but there is a day coming when we will see the Lord Jesus face to face and know Him even as we are known. Even when we diligently study the Word of God, tithe, pray earnestly and actively love others; we see through a glass darkly.
Seeing through a glass darkly refers to image that is unclear or foggy. It is much like trying to see the image in the mirror after taking a steamy shower. Until Christ returns all we can do is see Him as in a foggy mirror. Thankfully there is a day coming when we will clearly see Him face to face.
Many times in our walk for the Lord, it is like my drive this morning. Things are foggy and the visibility is poor. But, just like what happened this morning, as the sun began to rise, it burned off the worst of the fog and the visibility improved greatly, so it is that as we stay faithful to God, He will (in His due time) lift the fog and show us enough to carry on and safely reach our destination.
As always, Blessings 2 You!
I am glad to hear that your wife's friend was not badly hurt, though I imagine she is terribly shaken so my prayers are with her today.
Ya know, sometimes He does indeed lift that fog long enough for us to get our bearings straight and our anxieties under control. That's another reason why He is such a Magnificent God.
Indeed it can be very foggy down here at times yet God sees through it all perfectly. In the darkest of storms and in the darkness of night, the sun has not moved. We might not be able to see it but it is still right there and so it is with God.