Job, a suffering servant of God, in the depths of anguish of flesh, mind and spirit, proclaimed:
“And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!”
Beloved in Christ, you too will see God.
Allow that inescapable “wow” to become audible.
The reminder of this truth is a blessed booster for your soul.
Who is it that benefits by remembering, “I will see God”?
Is it reserved only for those longing to be vindicated by God because of suffering, as Job?
Or is it only for those near death, clinging to hope? No, I tell you!
Is it only for those whose faith has grown cold? Certainly, but not only them.
Is it for those whose hope is weary? Absolutely! But not exclusively.
Is it for those who rejoice? Yes, so their praise-song will be that much stronger and for their worship to be filled with longing . . . lest they forget.
All of these, and more, are bolstered by the reminder of such a wondrous grace.
Every child of God needs to be reminded that they will see their Father—for their heart to beat with anticipation . . . excitement . . . longing.
Remembering that we will see God is to also remember the resurrection. And remembering the resurrection makes all the difference in the here and now, as well as the future.
If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.
(1 Cor 15:19)
The truth of the resurrection infuses hope into our faith. A hope that cannot be shaken. And it produces endurance in all those insufferable things.
Yes, resurrection is a phenomenal gift of God’s grace. But isn’t the greater reward the one of seeing Him?
“How my heart yearns within me!”
By faith, we “see” our Savior now. And we say His name in prayer. But a day is coming when we will truly see Him and say His name in person. (I fear the word “glory” pales in comparison to His true magnificence!)
Now we only know in part—oh, but then . . .
Until then, when your very own eyes of flesh see Him, keep the eyes of your faith fixed on Him.