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  • "A Musing Pastor"

One day it will all be clear.

Purposely making a photo blurry takes some doing. I usually have my trusty magnifying glass handy and then confuse my camera aperture. This particular kind of picture taking seems more ambiguous and lacks detail that would lead the human eye to any specific focal point. I like Christmas to feel soft and fuzzy. It is just the opposite of magnifying things to reveal greater detail. The two photos are polar opposites. One (the tree) gives me a good cozy feeling. The second (the coffee bean and house key) give me clarity and a feeling of sharpened senses. One allows latitude in interpretation while the other offers all the information plainly.

Our faith is the continuum between these two pictures. My faith feels more like the picture of a blurry Christmas tree. I know what the picture is but can't make out all the details. One day, I'll be able to see clearly and everything I took by faith in my lifetime will be made crystal clear. The clarity of my heavenly home will lack blurry undefined places, thoughts, and ideas. I can't wait to see the face of Jesus and not have to imagine what He looks like.

"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that

is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we

are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he

appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. (1 John 3:1-2, NIV)

If your faith seems to lack vivid detail, rest easy. You, having asked Jesus to be your Savior, are a child of God and he will reveal all His glory to you at the appointed time. Continue to walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).

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