As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.




Tuesday, November 13, 2018

What Will It Be?


What will it be to see Him whom I have known so long but never seen before? To adore His beauty, to worship Him in holiness; to see Him crowned with glory and honour who was wounded, bruised, oppressed, afflicted -- what will it be to see Him and not another, not a stranger?

What will it be to serve in perfect purity and in untiring vigour? To see no more through a glass darkly, to grope no more on the edge of knowledge, but to press on into that kingdom to which no frontier is set? To see with new eyes, to hear with new ears, to know no more in part but even as also we are known?

What will it be when Faith and Hope fade out of sight and only Love is left?

What will it be? We cannot tell. We do not know.

Only this we know: the travail of the journey is not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed to usward, even to usward, though we be the least of the redeemed.

~ Amy Carmichael


From Amy Carmichael: Beauty for Ashes by Iain H. Murray 






20 comments:

  1. This was beautiful!

    This line captured my attention. Something I never thought of before.

    "What will it be when Faith and Hope fade out of sight and only Love is left?" WOW!

    Thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady

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  2. Dear Amy would know...wonderful to think of her walking in wholeness after all those years of being bedridden.

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    1. And the "travail of the journey is not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed to usward . . . "

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  3. What beautiful thoughts! Making me think of our dear pastor friend who is now with the Lord!

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    1. And I had not read your post when I shared this, but yes! "No more through a glass darkly . . . "

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  4. Ah...what a beautiful thought...to see HIM! It reminds me of the old song, "It will be worth it all, when we see Jesus...." In these days especially, I am thinking about this more and more. Wonderful post, my friend!

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    1. I love pondering Amy's deep thoughts . . .

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