Seeing Jesus Clearly

When Christ comes you will dwell in the light of God.

 

For Kids

What will it be like to finally see Jesus face-to-face? How will it feel?

I believe it will be greater than anything we could ever imagine. But I like to imagine anyway. And I imagine it will be better than Christmas morning, better than a birthday, better than an ice-cream sundae — all rolled into one!

When we see Jesus face-to-face, we will be looking into the eyes of One who loves us more than anyone else ever could. And His love will fill us with complete joy and peace.

All our sins and mistakes will be completely washed away forever. There will be no more guilt or shame, no more loneliness or being left out. We will never mess up again or stumble again or doubt again. Why? Because

when Christ comes again, we will be like Him. — 1 John 3:2 ICB

And I can’t wait!

GROWING IN GRACE

First Corinthians 13:12 (ICB) says,

Now we see as if we are looking into a dark mirror. But then… we shall see clearly.

Take a mirror into a dark room. A little hard to see your reflection, isn’t it? Now turn on the light. Much clearer! That’s what heaven will be like — we’ll be able to see Jesus clearly.

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For Adults

We Shall See Him

What will happen when you see Jesus?

You will see unblemished purity and unbending strength. You will feel His unending presence and know His unbridled protection. And — all that He is, you will be, for you will be like Jesus. Wasn’t that the promise of John?

We know that when Christ comes again, we will be like Him, because we will see Him as He really is. — 1 John 3:2

Since you’ll be pure as snow, you will never sin again; … you will never stumble again; … you will never feel lonely again; … you will never doubt again.

When Christ comes, you will dwell in the light of God. And you will see Him as He really is.

~When Christ Comes

Read Together

Now we see a dim reflection, as if we were looking into a mirror, but then we shall see clearly. — 1 Corinthians 13:12

Excerpted with permission from Grace for the Moment Family Devotional by Max Lucado, copyright Max Lucado.

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Your Turn

At Christmas we celebrate Jesus’ birth, but we also look forward to His return! On that day, that glorious day when we see Him face-to-Face, all our troubles, all our human frailty will be gone, and we will be in His presence forever! AMEN! Come share your thoughts on seeing Jesus. We want to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily

 

Max Lucado

Since entering the ministry in 1978, Max Lucado has served churches in Miami, Florida; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and San Antonio, Texas. He currently serves as Senior Minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. He is America’s bestselling inspirational author with more than 130 million books in print. Follow his website at MaxLucado.com Facebook.com/MaxLucado Instagram.com/MaxLucado Twitter.com/MaxLucado

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