Thursday, March 1, 2012

One Day The Fog Will Lift

The other morning while returning home from work I was impressed at the thickness of the fog hanging in our neighborhood. Once inside I looked out my front window into the gray haze surrounding our home. The thick gray mist was almost blinding. I could barely see a nearby tree across the street from our house.  The fog caused me to be completely unable to see the house right behind that tree.

I was struck by the illustration of our temporal shortsightedness. Caught as we are in the midst of this temporary fog, we are amazingly shortsighted. Our present state of blindness regularly prohibits us from seeing the various dangers on our paths and often we run headlong into them.

Then it hit me. One day this temporal fog will be entirely dissipated as the light of the Son is unveiled and as it shines in its full strength illuminating everything. On that great day even the blindest among us will behold His glory. In the all encompassing light of His glory even our hidden sins will be illuminated as we will begin to behold the horror of the manifold atrocities of which we are all guilty. We will come face to face with the guilt of our continual exchanging His magnificent glory for many things infinitely less glorious.

It is also then that those who are in Christ will see more clearly than ever the glories in the incarnation, death, and resurrection of the Son of God. The gold mine that is the cross of Christ will be more thoroughly mined in that single moment than it has been by all of the theology books throughout history combined. We will stand in awe of the Lamb of God and of what He accomplished upon that cross. Thus the eternal worship of the great Christ will begin as His purchased people will be intensely satisfied by beholding the eternal magnificent light of the Lamb who was slain from the foundations of the earth.

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.
- 1st Corinthians 13:12

And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.- Revelation 21:23

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