Wednesdays with Jillene: dirty windows


A friend of mind had this facebook status last week: “Ya know that feeling you get when you walk out of the eye doctor’s office with a new prescription and the world looks so much sharper? Just had that feeling after putting windshield washer fluid in my car.”

Boy did that status resonate with me.

#1- I have pretty poor vision and I sure do recall what it was like to get my prescription updated. Life had detail again!

#2- This winter has left me without windshield washer fluid at least once and, unfortunately, my wiper blades, while being expensive, do not clean my windshield at all sufficiently!

Sometimes it IS SO FRUSTRATING to not be able to see clearly. I don’t like riding in a car with someone who is perfectly happy with a dirty windshield.

Other times vision deteriorates slowly and you might not even know how much you cannot see!

1 Corinthians 13:12 says, “For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” (NIV)


 We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us! (The Message)

This verse, coming right near the end of one of the most quoted chapters of scripture (especially around Valentine’s Day), 1 Corinthians 13-the Love Chapter, is a beautiful reminder that our understanding of LOVE is not complete.

I await the day that God is revealed in FULL glory and we see, experience, and understand LOVE at its FULLEST! I am thankful for the experience God has given us of love here on earth; yet, never forgetting this isn’t the full, clear picture.

This Valentine’s Day, whatever your circumstance, seek for God to reveal more clarity of His love for you and the strength of character to not settle for less than God’s best as you seek to love those God has placed in your life!


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