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Seeing Clearly

There are times when we can't make a whole lot of sense of things that happen around us. With the passing of time...things sometimes become a little clearer.. And sometimes not. But one day we will see the whole picture...and then everything will be crystal clear. For now...we often look through the smog.

This is how we have viewed our favorite mountain peak at times this past month. Through the smog! As the smoke from one of B.C.'s many forest fires wafted our way...the mountains all but disappeared in the haze.  It was hard to tell the colour of the barn just down the road...and the mountain peak was barely visible in the distance.

A photo taken a few months ago at the very same spot gives a clearer perspective. Then it was obvious that the barn was red! And the snow capped peak of Mt. Cheam was clear and seemed so much closer.

Sometimes it is a matter of perspective. Sometimes it is the passing of time. And then there are those things that will just never make any on earth. But one day...the smog will all be lifted!

Now we see a blurred image in a mirror. Then we will see very clearly. Now my knowledge is incomplete. Then I will have complete knowledge as God has complete knowledge of me.
~ 1 Corinthians 13:12


  1. Thank you, Judy ... well said and illustrated ... and so true !

  2. We have had a similar few weeks in Saskatchewan. But the Lord answered and brought rain and now our fires are within control. It was such a great reminder that all human efforts that were put forth were necessary but not the ultimate answer - only the Lord Almighty, could bring relief when He brought the rain! There are so many illustrations with rain! We join you in praying for rain over B.C.

  3. Thank you so much, this just inspired my hope today! I have been going through a challenge with my eyes which makes everything cloudy and my head day...I will open them up and see...maybe not a red barn, never know.
    God Is Great!

  4. As ever, these posts lift my soul. Thank you

  5. Wow. I mean I wouldn't have thought that barn was red...and a pretty red at that...
    Isn't that how we are with God. We don't see the color in his gifts to us sometimes, but a little time passes and the clarity of the gift is just stunning. Your gift for teaching is refreshing. Thank you for sharing it with us.


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