(A four-hour flight means I’ve had plenty of time to mull over just how different the view is from my window seat as opposed to the people in the middle and aisle seats. Check out yesterday’s devotion to catch up.)
As I sit in the window seat of an airplane, the person in the aisle can crane his neck to get a look outside. That person can see the mountains vaguely, but he really has no idea of how great the view really is.
When the Bible says, “Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known” (1 Corinthians 13:12), it makes me realize that I’m in the aisle seat of life and faith. I don’t know or see it all—and I won’t as long as I’m on the earth. Oh, I know just what I need to know to build my faith and grow my faith. But I can’t always see the way God’s going to work through my friends’ struggles. I can’t always see how he’s going to work things for my good. And I certainly don’t know everything about what’s ahead.
But because I know the Pilot, I trust that he’s going to get me safely through this ride. And at the same time, I’ll look forward to the best view when the time is right.