For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. 1 Corinthians 13:12a

On Saturday morning two of my children were traveling from where they live to watch a football match, about a 2 hour drive which passes through the small town where I live. As there were others going to the match as well they decided to rendezvous in our town at the only petrol station. Since they were only going to be in my town for 5 minutes they didn’t bother to tell me they were stopping. It just so happened that I need to go to the supermarket that morning and my husband needed petrol … Consequently we met them at the petrol station and 5 minutes very quickly became 10. (As a little aside, normally on a Saturday morning my husband would go to the supermarket for me but we were having visitors for lunch …)

God and parents know, but children don’t know quite so well, that there is nothing quite like seeing someone face to face. Phone calls, email, SMS, MSN, blogging aren’t the same as face to face meetings. You lose all the body language when you can’t see someone and you lose all the inflection when communication is written down. So God arranged for me a little face to face meeting with my kids to bless my heart.

God is waiting for a face to face meeting with you and me. At the moment no matter how clearly we may think we hear from God we always lose something in the communication. We only see “as in a mirror” but the day is coming when we will see face to face and then we will really know. Really know how much we are loved, how much we mean to God and how much He wants to be with us.