Are we known by the fruit we bear? Since we can only see ourselves dimly, one could honestly say we barely know ourselves. If, and ony if, Jesus knows us, then the few narrowly trodding in the shadow of His obedience will be given the divine vision to finally see themselves and God. It will be in that timeless instant of eternity that one will know what has been graciously hidden from our earthly eyesight. Although our present vision can recognize the fruit of another’s service, the branch of true intentions and heart’s surrender from which this fruit sways is seen only by our Holy Judge. Consider the fruit from the inspired penning of the life-saving gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John or the tenacious leadership of Peter and Paul. Now consider the most precious fruit ever surrendered in complete innocence from a favored virgin’s womb. Imagine if we could borrow just a glimpse of divine vision to truly see and finally know the splendor of God’s purpose. 1 Corinthians 13:12 declares, “For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.” 1 Corinthians 13:12 is our true inspiration not to judge what we dimly see.
Tell me, how do you think God sees us now?
What potential did Jesus see as He wearily looked down from His cross and begged the Father to “forgive them for they know not what their doing?”