Several days ago, I was thinking about someone who sometimes displayed a quality that certainly was not from God. This morning as I was praying, this person came into my thought and at the exact time, I was led to turn to look out my back window. There is a large tree that I noticed a piece of bark sticking straight out. As I examined closer, it was not bark, but a lizard that blended exactly into the trunk of the tree. Then I realized no matter how much this looked like it was a part of the tree, it was not. It had nothing to do with the tree itself.
Once again, I thought of the person with the ungodlike quality and realized that was not part of his true identity as a child of God. At the same time, I looked and the lizard had scurried down the tree and out into the grass. Love filled my heart as I thought of God’s real child, perfect and unblemished.
1 Corinthians 13:12 states “Now we see but a poor 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.”