Read: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. (v. 12)
In this great passage on love, Paul speaks of how dimly we see things now, but how clearly we will see them later.
After another hard day of new home construction in Mexico for a family in need, the mission office asked one member of our team to come to the office. A family was visiting this team member, who had built a home for them 16 years earlier. His service helped transform this family from a homeless, desperate situation into hopeful new circumstances. Not only had they put their faith in Jesus, they had also been able to give their children an education. The older girl was now in university and the younger boy was getting ready to attend school in the fall.
The family heard this team member was in Mexico building another home and drove 100 miles and then waited several hours just to see him and thank him for his past service, which had helped to change their lives.
While we may not get the opportunity to see the fruit of our service in this life, we can take joy knowing that in heaven we will see the impact of our efforts. How exciting to know that our sacrifices can make an eternal difference. —Rob Donoho
Prayer: Father, thank you for giving us small glimpses of the eternal picture we will enjoy in heaven with you. Give us the will to make an eternal difference in the lives of others.