11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:11-12
When Paul wrote this, I’m sure the mirrors they had were less than stellar and clear. Another translation says, “see through a glass darkly.” The image is not clear, and it’s somewhat distorted.
We see life right now as distorted and fuzzy. We’re puzzled by some of the great mysteries of our day. We don’t understand the mind of God in very practical matters, such as why He allows evil to reign while good people suffer?
Obviously what we experience is not a true reflection of what is going on in the world. But it is what we have to work with.
We should take great comfort, therefore, that what He’s preparing for us is beyond fabulous. It’ll be worth the wait.