A conversation about my granddaughters brought back fond memories of the days when Jocelyn began to crawl.
In the beginning, she did not come out of the family room. The room was not gated, she just chose to stay in one room. The one room seemed to have everything needed – her sister, her toys, the TV, and my plants.
The day came when her curiosity got the best of her and she ventured out. She began to explore new territory and in the kitchen, she found herself.
She was intrigued by her own reflection in the dishwasher.
She began to talk and interact with herself, even showing affection for herself. Kissing herself on the door, a sure sign of her love for this “new friend”, frustration began to set in. As she realized her affection was not being returned, she became upset. This one way relationship was lacking for her. Something was not as it seemed.
There are times life can be the same way for me.
I see life from one perspective. It just does not seem clear. A situation is a little foggy. There has to be more than what meets the eye, and frustration can set in when clarity does not come.
Now. I want to understand it all. Now.
As Jocelyn grew older, she came to understand her own reflection. And one day, I will come to understand life more fully as well.
“Now 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, NLT)
One day, when Christ returns,
we will see everything with perfect clarity.
*This is an edited repost.