Friday, December 17, 2010

The Gift of Surprise

"We don't yet see things clearly. We're squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won't be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We'll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!" 1 Corinthians 13:12 The Message

"Knowing him directly just as he knows us!"--isn't that an awesome thought? When we finally get to Heaven, we will know Jesus as intimately as He knows us. WOW! What a scary but wonderful feeling!

Right now there is a veil between us and our Heavenly Father. It's a natural veil because if we could see what we would only be able to look forward to seeing and experiencing after we get to heaven, why would we want to get there? We would already have seen the prize. It would be like sneaking into the presents before Christmas morning, unwrapping the box peeking inside and rewrapping it. Sure, at that moment, you feel this wonderful sense of knowledge. Now you don't have to wait anymore. There's no more eliminate of surprise. But what happens later? You start feeling a little depressed--you have nothing to look forward to because you already experience it when you peeked.

The same would be here on earth if we had already experienced the extreme awesomeness of a clear, intimate relationship with our Lord and Savior. We would have experience everything there was. Because no matter how wonderful and fulfilling of a relationship you now have with God--it's nothing compared to what is waiting for us. Do you understand this?

Our God is worth the wait. But in the meantime, keep searching, keep striving to build that intimate relationship, keep pursuing your Heavenly Father. He loves surprising you!

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