Behind The Name



"For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then we shall see face to face . . ."
1 Corinthians 13:12


Do you ever have a really vivid dream? Sometimes my dreams are just so lifelike that when I'm in the midst of them it feels as if everything is really happening to me, and when I wake up I have to think for a minute to make sure it was really a dream.

But when I try to remember the dream later in the day I can't remember most of the details, no matter how hard I try. Everything is just foggy and clouded in my memory. The dream just fades away now that I'm really living in the real world.

A few years ago after one such experience I had an epiphany. What if the "real world" is really just like a dream? What if Heaven is the ultimate reality? As I thought more about it, it made more sense - it seems to me that one day when I die, it will be as if I have woken up. I will find myself in Heaven with my Lord Jesus, and when I look back at my earthly life, I'll realize just how foggy my vision was at the time. This physical world, which seems so real and lifelike now, is really just foggy and cloudy, like a dream. Someday when I wake up in Heaven, the Lord will make everything more clear to me than I can imagine right now. It will be as if I have seen things clearly for the first time.

The thought made me long to be in Heaven with Jesus even more, and it also made me realize that all the craziness of this world will someday fade and only the clarity that eternity provides will be left. I'm looking through a clouded glass right now, but someday the Lord will open that window, and I'll be able to really see for the first time. My, how I wish for that day to come! But for now I'll just have to do my best with the dirty window.

The name of my blog was inspired by this realization. This blog is mainly a place to share with you my life and my thoughts, but only as they are seen through clouded glass.

But then I'll be able to see face to face . . .
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