...we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.–1 John 3:2
For the Christian the best is always yet to come! I’ve been repeating those words for nearly half a century, and I don’t plan to stop. That blessed truth has kept me going through many difficult days when I felt like quitting. I don’t know what you are going through, nor your frame of mind, but it’s going to get better. If the outlook seems gloomy, try the up-look — it is glorious! Horatius Bonar spoke of this many years ago when he wrote these encouraging words:
The sin, and the darkness, and the misery, and the unbelief, and the distance from God—all these shall come to a final end. In their place shall come holiness, and love, and light, and joy, and everlasting nearness—unchanging and unending fellowship with that Jehovah in whom is life eternal.
Every fragment of evil shall be expelled from our souls—and we shall then know what perfection is—perfection according to the mind and after the image of God—perfection without a flaw, or taint, or shadow—perfection without the possibility of reversal or diminishing.
We shall be holy as God is holy; we shall be perfect as He is perfect; we shall be children of the light and of the day in the fullest sense—no trace of remaining sin in any part of us. We shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.