“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is” (I John 3:2).
The coming of our Lord Jesus Christ will bring to reality all that our hearts have longed for.
“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” (I Corinthians 13:12).
We can well afford to be obscure, despised, and rejected now. At the day of our Lord’s appearing, His glory will be fully revealed in us. For the child of God, the best is yet to come!
Andrew Bonar sent Charles Spurgeon a copy of his commentary on Leviticus. Spurgeon was so blessed by the exposition that he returned the book with this notation:
“Dr. Bonar, please place herein your autograph and photograph.”
The book was soon returned with this message from the saintly Bonar:
“Dear Spurgeon: Here is the book with my autograph and photograph. If you had been willing to wait a short season, you could have had a better likeness, for I shall be like Him. I shall see Him as He is.”
“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed” (I Corinthians 15:52).
At that moment we shall be transformed into Christ’s image… “We shall be like Him.” What a glorious expectation for the children of God! For what more could we hope? Nothing is greater than to be like Christ!