Thrice, Farewell tour
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 have also been fully known. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
(1 cor 13:12-13)
"Though faith and hope are both incredibly important virtues, love is the greatest because it is the only one that is eternal." - Aaron Stone
Though it may not yet be fathomed by our finite minds, imagine with wonder that sometime soon, sooner than we may know, we will be forever with the Lord. We will be in his presence and our joy in him will be complete. What our eyes of faith now look towards will then be seen physically! And our hope will be accomplished and reach fruition, because we will be fully satisfied and at rest in him, in ways that we cannot yet be.
But love will still be there; we will see his love in even more glorious ways. Love will never end.
We are often run ragged in this life, I know I am. I often feel almost out-of-breath because of all that is trying to sap my energy. And yet, here we are, for a time. Beckoned to live a life worthy of the calling we have received.
Fix your eyes and your heart on the Lord, and on the truth that one day the fullness of our redemption will be accomplished, and we will be with him face-to-face. Oh my soul, do not forget. Everything will be worth that.
We are loved with a love that stands outside of time; it is not tempered by every wind and wave that we deal with in our own, human love. It is secure in the midst of the darkest situation.
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all…The LORD redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.”