… “No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
and no mind has imagined
what God has prepared
for those who love him.”
1 Cor 2:9
I’m captivated by the extent of God love and grace toward me (and us as sinners).
We all have dreams, desires and aspirations. We go to great lengths to imagine them and what they will be like once they’ve been realised.
The truth is, we will never be able to fully grasp what God has in store for us. Whatever we imagine is still not good enough because God has something even greater.
Do you wonder what you will look like in your new prom dress?
For “… no eye has seen…”
Do you try and think of what people will say when they see your new car, or taste the cookies you made for Sunday’s lunch?
For “… no ear has heard…”
Do you imagine what kind of a husband or wife you will have in a few years or even months?
For “… no mind has imagined…”
Do you wonder what you will have to say when you meet up with Jack, Mary, Sarah, William or whoever it may be? Do you constantly think about what you parents will think of your new commitment? Do you wonder about life after school, college or about life after ‘being at home’?
Whatever you’re thinking about or imagining, let it go. It is not worth clinging to things which only our earthly eyes can see.
That which God has prepared for those who love Him, is even greater, and we will never be able to imagine it.
For example: in my excitement, I try and picture my future husband, what he might look like, what he likes and dislikes, what he will say to me and how he will react to different situations and circumstances. Then when God blesses me with marriage, I have to hide away in my shame at my thoughts because the realisation will hit me like lightning – I completely underestimated the Lord.
Why then should I still continue to labour in vain when God has already taken care of even the tiniest of details?
Oh fellow traveler, let us lay aside everything that so easily entangles us, and let us set our sights on the glory and riches in Christ Jesus.
This is living by faith. Believing in what God has promised us.
For in [this] hope we were saved. But hope [the object of] which is seen is not hope. For how can one hope for what he already sees?
~ Romans 8:24