Friday, April 22, 2011

Behind the Scenes

As I pulled into work the other day, the same spot I pull into every Monday through Friday, something caught my eye.  Of course, I got to see the whole of it, but my mind immediately went to an analogy that must be shown in two pictures. 

Circumstances of life are often the brick wall.  There.  Ever-present.  The same color for the most part.  And every once in a while, we see a sprout of something.  Something new.  Something fresh.  And we savor it.


But do we realize that God sees behind the wall.  Behind the circumstance.  Behind the season of life.  Behind the new that often becomes mundane. 


A whole lot of fresh.  A whole lot of growth.  A whole lot of new with its own circumstances and season. 

So, we trust.  Trust and work and worship and wait.  He has good things.  He is a Giver.  And anything He takes, He will always out-give.  Though we may not see or realize right away, for the brick wall of the present.

I realize that this is not a perfect analogy, and could even be flawed in many ways.  It’s not the Gospel.  Don’t cling to it.  Cling to His Word.  But every once in a while, when the right moment comes along—the one that displays more in meaning that what it is in the actual—we savor it.  So, here’s one of mine.

“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” (1 Corinthians 13:12)