Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is.” vs. 21 John 3:2-3
John leaves room for mystery in our future. We don’t yet know what we one day will be, but what we do know is that right now, today, we are God’s beloved children. For most that will be enough. We have plenty to do in the present and it feels good to know that we have a loving and intimate God connection. With that knowledge we can deal with whatever comes our way in the course of daily living, even on the days when it seems like the garbage is piling up. As far as the future goes and we finally make our transition from the Church Militant to the Church Triumphant, John simply says that the God connection continues and we will become one with Christ. To put it another way, we will be as Christ is! Of course details are lacking, there’s no way with our limited experiences and vocabulary that we could ever describe that perfect Unity. In one sense it is good that it is a mystery. This way each of us can ascribe whatever images and pictures we want to that glorious reunion. All we need to know is that it will be better than we can even imagine, and certainly better than a dream!
Thought for the Day: How do I imagine becoming one with Christ is like?