We have all heard it said many times “that it is a small world”. I think when I have used the expression the most is when i have just run into somebody, and we mutually knew another person . I can remember being in Mexico City and seeing a person that I knew from 2000 miles away walking down the sidewalk. Another time, in a London hotel I met a person who knew someone that we did from Tulsa.
The reason that I was thinking about this is because of our youngest granddaughter, Eisley. She is 19 months old and pretty and cuter than any picture. She has personality that won’t quit. We don’t get to see Eisley very often because she lives in Oregon. She is the only grandchild that doesn’t live locally. Typically, we may see her just 2 or 3 times a year, but because of FaceTime we get to see her weekly.
The genius of technology has enabled us to be able to talk to her, blow kisses, give hugs, and see her new toys, as well as many other things that we would miss out on. With her growing up with this means of communicating, it is completely normal to her. After we connect you would think that we had just entered her house. She automatically begins to show us what’s new, and what she is learning. She is now counting, and knows some of her abc’s. Eisley is very special, and her Poppie loves her very much!
Blogging is similar in a way. Instead of FaceTime , we use comments and emails. In just 4 months I have become friends, even very good friends with some of you. Even though we have never physically met, I feel that I know you well, and have a kindred spirit with you. This will only grow as time goes on. It has been a great experience, and I am thankful for it.
This is similar to what Peter tells us about our Lord. “Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory” (I Peter 1:8). We believe in Christ, we trust Him, and we love Him, but we have never seen Him. I understand that the Holy Spirit indwells all believers, and that He has given us the faith to believe. But we have never physically seen Him, nor has He audibly spoken to us (He does through His Word), yet we know that He is real, alive, and we love Him. It is all by faith.
It won’t always be this way. There is a day coming when every person who has ever lived will see Him. It may not be far off. It could be tonight. “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed ( I Cor. 15;52). It won’t be only by faith in that instant. Christ is real to us now, but He will be genuinely authentic to us then. We shall see Him as He is. What a day that will be! All who have entrusted their souls to Him will finally see their Savior; but those who haven’t trusted Him will meet their Judge.
Are you ready?