Beyond perception

At the present time we are children of God. It has not yet been revealed what we shall be but we do know that when He is revealed we will be like Him for we will see Him as He really is. I Jn. 3:2

God already sees us as we really are. He doesn’t see us as we perceive ourselves but as we really are because of the transforming, renewing power of the cross, as the selves He redeemed us to be. He doesn’t see others as we perceive them either. Maybe we can’t see everything right now, but as children of God, at this present time, we do get to see something. He in continuously revealing Himself to us.

Lord, give me clear vision to see You, to see myself, and to see my neighbor as we truly are because of Your love, grace, and compassion.