Did you know that in this world, we will never fully see as we were meant to see?
The Bible even refers to this as us trying to look through a dirty glass or mirror– and in turn, are left with an obscure, somewhat warped idea of it all.
1 Corinthians 15:12 says, “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.”
To fully understand this verse, listen to Matthew Henry explain all the excitement it foretells: “Things are all dark and confused now, in comparison of what they will be hereafter: Now we see through a glass darkly (ev ainigmati, in a riddle ), then face to face; now we know in part, but then we shall know as we are known. Now we can only discern things at a great distance, as through a telescope, and that involved in clouds and obscurity; but hereafter the things to be known will be near and obvious, open to our eyes; and our knowledge will be free from all obscurity and error. God is to be seen face to face; and we are to know Him as we are known by Him; not indeed as perfectly, but in some sense in the same manner. We are known to Him by mere inspection; He turns His eye towards us, and sees and searches us throughout. We shall then fix our eye on Him, and see Him as He is, 1 Jn. 3:2 . We shall know how we are known, enter into all the mysteries of divine love and grace. O glorious change! To pass from darkness to light, from clouds to the clear sunshine of our Saviour’s face, and in God’s own light to see light! Ps. 36:9″
I’m looking forward to finally seeing things clearly, for what they are, for all they are! More importantly, for the day when I’ll finally meet my Savior face-to-face, knowing that He is the One who died to forgive me. Nothing will be better.