By Katelyn S. Bolds, staff member
“For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” 1 Corinthians 13:12 NIV
Mirrors lie. I tell myself this when I’m trying to deny the dark circles under my eyes after staying up reading late into the night. While I might be delusional about that, it is true that mirrors do not portray the real image fully. They are only a reflection of the light.
God is often depicted in the form of light, which is why this passage is such a beautiful metaphor. His power and majesty is so blinding and brilliant, that we cannot truly comprehend it in our human form. The apostle Paul was blinded when he saw God, and later healed by Him. Right now, we do not truly see God, but we can glimpse the reflection of his greatness through studying His word, experiencing His creation, and seeing it in His people.
When we stand in Heaven, we will see God face to face and know Him fully. We will be able to comprehend and bask in His glorious light. Explore the beauty and majesty that you see in the world as His reflection and know that this is only a taste of what is yet to come.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to see your reflection in the world. Show me how I can be more like You today. Amen.