A man had been color-blind for 66 years. For his birthday, his family gave him a pair of glasses that allow people with color blindness to see true-to-life colors. He stood there, obviously overwhelmed, switching between his old vision and his new and not knowing what to do with all his emotion.
I couldn’t help but wonder if this is how I’ll react when I get to heaven? Maybe I’ll tackle-hug my Savior with tears in my eyes because I’m so happy. Or maybe I’ll stand there, as if I can’t believe my eyes.
For everyone who believes in Jesus, we live on earth seeing but not seeing it all. We know we’re saved by Jesus, but we still feel the effects of our sin, earth’s sadness, and Satan’s attacks. We forget that troubles are light and momentary, which is easy to do when we’re discouraged, anxious, tired, and lonely. That’s why every day we take a few moments to remember that we aren’t seeing everything clearly right now. “For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known” (1 Corinthians 13:12).
Heaven is a real place where our real heavenly Father is preparing a real room for us. When the time is right, real angels will come to carry us to our real home. That’s the day when, in the twinkling of a color-blinded-by-sin eye, you will see your Savior—and you’ll finally, fully get it.