Not Even Half! – by Eliezer Gonzalez
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- Dr Eliezer Gonzalez
Feb 12, 2015 1607
For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. – 1 Cor 13:12
The Apostle Paul, who claims to have visited Paradise (2 Cor 12:1–4) is also the same person who tells us that trying to understand what it is like is like looking into an ancient mirror – imperfect reflections of the reality. Mirrors in Roman times were mainly made from polished metal.
When we read the descriptions of the apostle John in the book of Revelation of what heaven will be like, or elsewhere in the Bible, we mustn’t see all of these descriptions as necessarily literal. The prophets are simply struggling to put into human words what can never be described in human language.
I love the story of how Marco Polo, the famous Venetian traveler of the 13th century, lay dying, he was urged by his detractors to recant—to withdraw the stories he had told about China and the lands of the Far East. I can imagine the dying Marco grabbing the collars of those people with his hands and pulling them down near his face so that they could hear what he had to say. And then the dying explorer said, “I have not told half of what I saw.”
In the same way, the apostle Paul encourages us with these words which he quotes from Isaiah 64:4, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man , the things which God has prepared for those who love Him (1 Cor 2:9).
If you have chosen Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, hang on tight… it’s going to be a wonderful ride beyond your wildest dreams!
– Eliezer Gonzalez