Today would have been my Moms 81st birthday. Unfortunately, she passed away 13 years ago, at the age of 68. She was not able to see me graduate college, do any ministry. Finish my book; I could go on. My mom used to quote me the verse 1 Corinthians 13:12, and I didn’t quite, understand it when, it’s one of those verses where you have to dig deep to understand it. It’s talking about not being able to see everything clearly, but once we see Jesus face to face, we will then see clearly, all that we have been through. It was crazy sometimes when things happen, both good and bad, and we wonder why we may not fully understand why certain things happen until we see Jesus face to face. I was reminded of my mom’s favorite verse this past Sunday from 1 Corinthians 13, where Paul is talking about looking in a mirror dimly. We may not be able to see or understand everything, but eventually, when we are in heaven, we will be able to see everything clearly. I will be able to sit down, and talk with Jesus, and ask him, why did mom die at such a young age? Why did my sister die, of alcohol abuse? Why was I born this way? Why am I still living at home at the age of 39, hopefully, I will be a lot older, and I won’t be living at home? Why was I single for so long? Did I miss out on the person that you had for me? We will have eternity with him, so we will have all the time in the world to ask him, the questions that we were not able to fully answer while we where here on earth.
1 Corinthians 13:12 says For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. Are you going through something today, and you don’t fully understand what is happening, God is only showing you a glimpse, of what is going on? I couldn’t figure out why I never got into youth ministry, maybe I gave up on it to easily, perhaps, it wasn’t exactly what God had for me, I may never fully know, but when I get to heaven. I will see Jesus, and I will say, Jesus whatever happened to the calling that I believe I had on my life to be a youth pastor. He will say to me see child; you had a calling on your life to be a youth pastor, but my calling for your life, was the total opposite of what I had for you. You are dealing with sickness today, and you can’t see exactly, why, or what is going on, the doctors aren’t giving you the answers that you are looking for. You may never get the answers, that you want, but God will say to you, My Grace is Sufficient for you, for my Power is Perfected in Weakness. Do no worry, when you do not see exactly all the answers that you are looking for, because eventually one day, when we are in Heaven, and we see Jesus face to face, we can sit down, and get those answers that we are looking for. Where’s Mom? Why did she pass at such a young age? Why was I born the way this way? Why did I go through all the pain and heartache that I did, and Jesus will show you all the people that you touched, because each time you went through something you went to him, on your knees, seeking him, even when it was tough.