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.

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coram deo