Trust The One Who Sees

Weekly Article: Sunday, 4-18-2021
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 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.
1 Co 13:11–12 (KJV)
Think about this verse today and consider how your perspective has changed in life from the time you were a child till now. Everything in your life has changed the way you spoke, from jibber-jab and goo and gaga to structured sentences and attempts at proper grammar.  You understand so much more, things that used to be so confusing now make sense. The following story I heard from Ben at XZY helps prove this point. “She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she’d done many times before. After she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, “But Grandma, you forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-bye!” That story just reminds us of how hard somethings use to be to figure out and yet now make perfect sense. As we get older in normal progression, we put away childish things and move on to maturity, yet there are so many things as mortals that we still do not fully understand. The reason is because of our limited vision, we see through a glass darkly or with blurry vision into the eternity that we are headed to. We cannot see why God allows us to go through difficult things, or why our all-powerful God does not exercise more control to fix wrong things and control evil people. We want God to do what we would do even though we understand that God ways are so much higher than ours and His understanding is light years ahead of ours. May I just remind you that one day we will know why God allowed the things to happen just as they did, one day all that we struggle to understand will make sense until then we must live by faith trusting the one who sees what we are yet to see. Pastor, Rev. Wayne Marcus