1 Corinthians 13:12, “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.” The word darkly here also means riddles, and do you ever feel that sometimes life is a riddle. There are so many things that you face, so many trials that you don’t understand, it all seems as a riddle. We see through the glass darkly in those times.
Yesterday on our way to church, I was looking at the clouds ☁️. Now, through my sunglasses 😎, I was able to see all sorts of dimensions, I could see even past the fluffy clouds ☁️ to small ones behind them. It really was quite beautiful. I lifted my glasses 👓 to see what it would look like and even though they were still pretty, I couldn’t see all the dimensions and the smaller clouds ☁️ like I could earlier. They were not as grand as they were with my glasses 👓 on. This got me to thinking 💭, there are times we face in our life that seem unbearable, and if given the choice, we’d just assume to pass on those times, BUT could it be that in the dark times of your life, there can be the most beautiful times with God. During those turbulent times, if you will look through those glasses 👓, you will see Someone that you may not have seen or experienced without the dark times, you will see God and the beauty of Him holding you. You will see a different dimension of Him, you will find that not only did He die to redeem you, but He has not left you comfortless, and you will learn to be more dependent upon Him.
Through those difficult times is when He gives beauty for ashes my friends. If you are facing something now, look beyond the trial, look through the dark glass and see your Lord and the beauty of Him.
You are not alone, you will face riddles, but He is with you, and we know that all things work to the good for those who love the Lord and are called according to HIS purpose.