OK, are you ready?
Give me your best five minutes on:
opposite of the Pharisees
who tried to look good on the outside alone
for everyone to see
but left the inside a prideful mess
not trying to be perfect
or have it all together
my son having a melt down
~just when the life group leader arrives
my son spilling a smoothie
~just when a youth group leader arrives…
…to see us on the ladder
trying to get purple spots off the ceiling,
off the fridge, off the floor, off the counter – you get the idea
usually I think of what I can touch and see
physical friends who run with me, talk with me, share struggles with me
friends who clean my house before life group
so I can take a sick boy to the doctor
BUT GOD SAYS REAL is LATER!
1 Corinthians 13:12
Now we see things imperfectly,
(some versions say “dimly”)
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.
and I need to remember that!