through a glass darkly

9 Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! 10 But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless.

11 When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. 12 Now we see things imperfectly, 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.

(1 Corinthians 13:9-12 NLT)

I’ve spent the vast majority of my life looking at the world through glass.

I got my first pair of prescription glasses in Kindergarten. I transitioned to contact lenses near the end of 5th Grade. These days I’m still wearing contacts — gas perm instead of the hard lenses I wore for a few decades — and have added readers. 1.25+

I’m grateful for the power of this particular family of glass that lets me see more accurately than my own eyes will permit. What a gift!

Imagine life for so many people through history who needed glasses before glasses existed. What did they do?  Anybody know?

There is a day when both my physical and spiritual sight will be fully restored — restored beyond anything I’ve ever experienced to perfectly clarity. I love that.


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