Week in Review

This ‘n’ That

Last week, I picked up new glasses. This week, I went back to inquire about exchanging them. They are simply too small. They look fine, perhaps even better than my previous, larger glasses, but they are a hindrance.

I’m not used to having the frame be within my line of sight, rather than on the periphery. It makes me nervous and prevents me from focusing on my work. As I said, they are a hindrance because they are ultimately preventing me from seeing clearly.

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

1 Corinthians 13:12

Ever since I started wearing reading glasses several years ago, this verse has taken on new meaning. When I take off my glasses, I know what it is to see “dimly.” Without those two little pieces of glass in front of my eyes, words are more blurry, and I cannot focus well to read for long periods of time. When I put on my glasses, I know more fully, at least in a manner of speaking.

What joy it will be to one day see Christ face to face and to see all things clearly that now are so dim! I long for that day! Do you?

Well, that day isn’t here yet, so while we wait, let’s enjoy our week in review (kind of):

  • Anxiety can be a bit of a taboo topic in Christian circles, but it shouldn’t be.
  • In my opinion, we need to stop catering to our kids. What are they going to do when they grow up and the world doesn’t bow to their every whim?
  • I don’t know, I’d still kind of like someone to pay me to do nothing.
  • I haven’t listened to this yet, but am flagging it to listen later.
  • I’ve been spending a lot of time lately in the Gospel of John, so this article was timely.
  • Here’s your weekly dose of adorable.
  • Hm, interesting. I was planning to root for the Chiefs anyway after the 49ers destroyed the Packers last Sunday.
  • Everything causes cancer in California.
  • What about that “still, small voice”?
  • Um, what? Can we revise that statute of limitations?

“Wait on the Lord” is a constant refrain in the Psalms, and it is a necessary word, for God often keeps us waiting. He is not in such a hurry as we are, and it is not his way to give more light on the future than we need for action in the present, or to guide us more than one step at a time. When in doubt, do nothing, but continue to wait on God. When action is needed, light will come.

J.I. Packer
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