Friday, March 20th, 2020
The Photo-a-Day Challenge word for today is: SEE
Merriam-Webster Dictionary: SEE
• to perceive by the eye
• to perceive or detect as if by sight
• to form a mental picture of
• to come to know
1 Corinthians 13:12
“For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.”
Have you ever found yourself squinting to see something more clearly? I wear glasses and often I ind myself squinting or taking my glasses off to change my point of view, hoping for an improvement. 1 Corinthians 13:12, is one of my favorite verses in the Bible. From early in my childhood I heard stories of Jesus and of Heaven, this stories helped me imagine what places and people looked like. It wasn’t until I was older and discovered if you read a book your imagination gets to create all the visuals of places and people based upon what the writer tells you. Then, someone decides to make that book into a movie and the producer gets it all wrong, lol! Our imaginations create things that are personal and hold great meaning to us, that’s the beauty of reading, at least for me. The Bible offers glimpses of Heaven and just in my span of life so far my image of Heaven has changed because my knowledge of the Bible and my personal relationship with Jesus has grown stronger. My vision has improved but still remains a bit out of focus.
As I began writing this I was drawn to the word faith and the importance it is in the lives of believers. As I was thinking about the word, “SEE,” I began to see the connection it has with faith, faith helps us SEE. We each SEE Jesus in our own way, our experiences have molded an image of who Jesus is to us and that’s why it’s called a personal relationship. It’s different but the same, Jesus is Jesus our visual image in our minds may look different, but He is indeed JESUS to us all! Do you remember a few years ago the dress color debate circling the internet, some said black while others said it was black & blue and white & gold? Turns out it was actually blue & black. *https://www.nhpr.org/post/what-color-dress-debate-broke-internet#stream/0
No matter your visual images of Jesus and Heaven, this I know…One day we will SEE face to face.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” ~ Matthew 5:8
ειρήνη – “Peace” in Greek, reference listed the below.