I Mean Really
When your friend says that – what do you say?
God bless you.
He holds the whole world in His hands.
If it’s God’s will…
God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Although, those statements are true – they just don’t roll right off your tongue when your bestie is falling apart.
I have been feeling totally cruddy since Memorial Day – but I’m coming back! But, my friend and her husband are facing a mountain right now and it begins with the letter C. That dreaded demon from hell. The Lord knows their names if you desire to pray…
Glory To Glory
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3.18
And, what does that even mean? I’m going to try to break it down, Brother Paul, bear with me.
Once we know Jesus Christ, the veil is gone. The fog is lifted, by His Holy Spirit we can see clearly now! We can understand things of the Spirit whereas before it was all like Latin! If we don’t completely understand something, we can ask for wisdom and He will gladly give it. (James 1.5)
We look into a mirror and we see His glory (well not in the morning before coffee LOL) – but you get my drift. Every single day, as we walk with Christ and seek Him with all we are and have, we are transforming to HIS IMAGE from “glory to glory.”
Jesus In The Mirror
How can we see Jesus in our own reflection? Well, at the moment of salvation we are given the mind of Christ… so when we look at ourselves – hopefully, we see through the morning breath, the stardust in our eyes, the laugh lines around our mouths, the double chin, the lackluster cheeks and we see a smiling Jesus saying, “Let’s do today together!”
From Glory to Glory shows action. From experience to experience. From trial to trial. From triumph to triumph. Glory has the connotation of wonder and beauty but unfortunately life’s experiences aren’t always pretty.
Back To Now
See my friend up there in the silly photo? Sipping on a glass of white wine, pretending everything is normal but knowing that Friday is coming. And, me, the other woman who doesn’t even know what to say? Those two look beat up, don’t they? You know why? They have been from experience to trial to triumph and back again, at least 99 times in their lives. They are tired. They are questioning. They are a bit afraid of what the future looks like.
They are on the glory to glory road because when they look into the mirror, they are going to see their beloved Savior – the One who loves them enough to have died for them and they are going to know that “this” is just another experience moving them closer to Glory.
That has to be enough.
In all truth? It is more than enough.
If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable. 1 Corinthians 15.19