In my last post, I talked about how God uses everyday situations to teach us spiritual truths. Today, I am going to talk about godly glimpses and how God will give you a glimpse of what can be or what will be in the future.
Abraham received a godly glimpse. God spoke to him and told him that God would make him the father of many nations. God showed him the stars that were too numerous to count to give Abraham a glimpse of his future (Genesis 15:5; Genesis 17:5). God gave Joseph a glimpse of his future through his dreams and showed him that he would be ruler over many. Daniel knew about visions and godly glimpses. Daniel 2:28a says, “but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and he has disclosed to King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen at the end of days” (NRSV). Many times God gives us glimpses of what can and will be to encourage us to keep pressing forward. God shows us what is possible if we hold fast to our faith, believe and trust God with everything that concerns us.
God gave me a glimpse this week that greatly encourages me. I always talk about my son who is autistic. He continues to defy the odds and the limitations I placed on him when we received the diagnosis. He thrives in math and reading. He is growing socially. He wants to connect with other children and make friends. He’s growing by leaps and bounds. He wants to be an astronaut, and I tell him that he can accomplish all of his dreams. Well, I just started a new job, and there is a man on staff who’s autistic. We just had our quarterly staff meeting, and some of my coworkers praised his supervisor for working with him and extending patience and compassion to the autistic man. This greatly warmed my heart. I knew God allowed me to see this autistic man working and under the supervision of another compassionate man to encourage me when it comes to my son. I received a godly glimpse. God is showing me that my son will be alright as an adult and that there will be compassionate people around to care for him when I’m not able to be present. How encouraging is that? Don’t we serve a loving and kind God?
Maybe God is trying to give you a glimpse of your future or of what can be if you hold firmly to your faith? Are you paying attention? I pray the Holy Spirit opens your eyes at the start of this Lenten season to catch hold of a godly glimpse.