Sometimes I wonder how people get by without knowing God. How they get through the day never giving Him a second thought. It would be impossible for me to go a whole day let alone 5 minutes wondering how God is viewing my life. Is He pleased, is He amused or is He waiting on a response from me? Lately, I have been so aware of His presence, maybe it is because He has me in the loneliest of places. Even with a house full of family. I love them so much but often feel like an outsider to their lives. Like I am looking at a photograph I took of them and I am no where in the photo…only God sees the picture with me in it! Ever thought of that?
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
1 Corinthians 13:12
Charity is much to be preferred to the gifts on which the Corinthians prided themselves. From its longer continuance. It is a grace, lasting as eternity. The present state is a state of childhood, the future that of manhood. Such is the difference between earth and heaven. What narrow views, what confused notions of things, have children when compared with grown men! Thus shall we think of our most valued gifts of this world, when we come to heaven. All things are dark and confused
now, compared with what they will be hereafter. They can only be seen as by the reflection in a mirror, or in the description of a riddle; but hereafter our knowledge will be free from all obscurity and error. It is the light of heaven only, that will remove all clouds and darkness that hide the face of God from us. To sum up the excellences of charity, it is preferred not only to gifts, but to other graces, to faith and hope. Faith fixes on the Divine revelation, and assents thereto, relying
on the Divine Redeemer. Hope fastens on future happiness, and waits for that; but in heaven, faith will be swallowed up in actual sight, and hope in enjoyment. There is no room to believe and hope, when we see and enjoy. But there, love will be made perfect. There we shall perfectly love God. And there we shall perfectly love one another. Blessed state! how much surpassing the best below! God is love, 1Jo 4:8, 16.
Where God is to be seen as he is, and face to face, there charity is in its greatest height; there only will it be perfected.
commentary taken from BibleGateway.com on this particular verse