Date: November 11, 2014 2:01 AM
Topic: +DEV+ Reflections As In A Mirror
Reflections As In A Mirror
"Now we see but a poor 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 13:12
Scripture Focus: John 1:1-18; 1 John 1:1-3
We have spent some time examining the images of our relationship to Christ: being born into His family, being His bride, and being adopted by Him. Unfortunately, those images - ones that He put in place for us to know Him better - in reality stir up great heartache for many. They bring to mind miscarriages and barrenness, horrible parents and abuse, broken marriages and unfaithfulness. They leave us longing for so much more.
Friend, you may be one who right now is in the shadows of those agonies. You may understand how you are called Christ's bride and His child, but you don't feel like that at all. Please consider that the Lord will use even these longing of your heart and these broken parts of your life to bring you out of the shadows, to show you that the reflection is not clear right now but will be one day when you are face to face with Jesus. Your heartaches are being used to draw you close to Him, to bring you fully into His family where you are known and where you know Jesus Christ as Lord.
Insight: Out of earth's sorrows, into thy balm, out of life's storms and into thy calm, out of distress to jubilant psalm, Jesus, I come to thee. (William Sleeper, 1887)
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