Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
1 John 3:2

There’s an expression that is used to describe someone who’s out of sorts, who’s not acting like the person she’s known to be: “She’s just not herself today.” It’s a marvelous, gracious phrase, for in a very real way, no one is quite himself today. There’s more to you than you have seen. I know my wife is more beautiful than she imagines. I’ve seen it slip out, seen moments of her glory. Suddenly, her beauty shines through, as though a veil has been lifted.

You have moments like this, glimpses of your true creation. They come unexpectedly and then fade again. Life for the most part keeps your glory hidden, cloaked by sin, or sorrow, or merely weariness. How truly wonderful it will be to see the entirety of this restored to you.

When the disciples saw Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration, they got a peek at his glory. He was radiant, beautiful, magnificent. He was Jesus, the Jesus they knew and loved—only more so. And you shall be glorious as well. Jesus called himself the Son of Man to state clearly that he is what mankind was meant to be. What you see in Jesus is your personal destiny.

Have you dreamed about who you will be when your full restoration is complete? It might do you good to let your heart go there.


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