for we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. when i was a child, i spoke like a child, i thought like a child, i reasoned like a child. when i became a man, i gave up childish ways. for now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. now i know in part; then i shall know fully, even as i have been fully known.
1 corinthians 13: 9-12 esv
the other day, i snapped this picture of myself in the mirror.
it isn't the best picture. a bit hazy. a bit dark. but, as i gazed at that image, something about my reflection really struck me. this is so true of the Christian life, thought i. for now, i can only see but a glimpse of future glory. the true splendor and glory and wonder of it all is viewed through an opaque looking-glass. what a glorious day, when i will see my Savior face to face. when i shall know fully, even as i have been fully known by Him.