Blind but now I see


For now we see in a mirror darkly, cialis sales cialis but then face to face; now I know in part, buy cialis buy but then I will know fully just as I also  have been fully known.  I Corinthians 13:12

A remarkable incident occurred a number of years ago at a wedding in England. A young man who was quite wealthy, cialis sale smart, and very well accepted within many of the social circles of his day, was also blind.  He had been so since he was 10 years old when he suffered a horrible accident.  But this did not deter him from making something out of his life, despite this great disability. One day as he was going about his business and duties he met a young girl, whom others said was very beautiful.  As he got to know her, seeing only the beauty she had on the inside of her life, he fell in love and asked this young girl to marry him.  She consented immediately, for it did not matter to her if he was blind or not, for she loved him just as he was.

Several days before their wedding, this young man decided to submit to a new treatment on his eyes that might regain him his sight. But the treatment’s success or failure according to the doctors would not be known for a few days, near or on his wedding day in fact.  And so as the wedding plans progressed, as did his eye treatments, it became clearer that on the same day he and his young bride were to be married the results of his treatments would be known.

And so the day came, the church was set, the music was played, the guests were seated, the grooms and bridesmaids were in place, and the beautiful young bride whom he had never seen was standing before him to take her vows. But before she did, a doctor stepped forward to take his bandages off.  As he did the young man for the first time saw this young girl, who was just as beautiful on the outside as she had been to him on the inside.  And as he gazed at her and she at him, neither could speak for their eyes said it all, “I love you, I love you, I love you so much.”

Amazingly, even in a more dramatic and greater way, this is what it will be like when we get to heaven and see Jesus face to face for the first time. For like this young couple we too may be speechless at first because of the love poured out from Jesus toward us, and ours toward Him.   But if you feel you must say something, then say, “I love you Lord, oh how I love you, thank you for saving me, and taking away the blindness I once had in this life so I can now see you fully and just as you are.”

Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. I John 3:2

 “Not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”  Romans 5:3-5