Tag Archives: Understanding

Somedays

How do you see the world?

How do you see others?

How do you see me?

Somedays you must feel like you are at the Mad Hatter’s tea party

Me saying the strangest things, telling you up is red and the number 5 is west

When I ask you to sew

 

Somedays you must feel like you are on Jupiter

The gravity so massive and safety is across the galaxy

When I ask you how your weekend was

 

Somedays you must feel like a helium filled birthday balloon

If you let go you might never come back down to earth

When you finish your project

 

Somedays you must feel like you are in calculus III knowing only addition

Nothing makes sense, the words too complex and crying should be the solution

When I say we should compromise

 

Somedays you must feel like me, just normal

but I might

maybe never

ever be able to understand how you feel and see the world

But I know that I will always try

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Our Contorted Reasonings

People should not be expected

to understand

each other’s reasonings.

An outsider looking in

an insider looking out.

They don’t have the same

emotions

things at stake

contorted perception of their reality

situations

People are expected

to understand

instantaneously

with no real

explanation

of why

They see the actions done

or the reaction

and make a logical

or illogical

assumptions

And second guess the person

Saying you could have done this

or that

But you weren’t there

You didn’t have the emotions

that I was having

But in the end

does it truly matter?

It does

People should not be expected

to understand

each other’s reasonings.

An outsider looking in

an insider looking out.

It’s like looking through

a darken

dirty

window.

 pmarkham / Foter / CC BY-SA

pmarkham / Foter / CC BY-SA

Peering Through a Mist

 “We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!” 1 Corinthians 13:12 Message

I love this verse, but so many people miss it because it’s stuck right in between the love chapter in 1 Corinthians. I love the description of the mist and fog in the Message. Here are some other descriptions from other versions:

  • “dim image in a mirror” Good News Translation
  • “blurred image in a mirror” God’s Word Translation
  • “reflection in a mirror” Common English Bible
  •  “For now we see in a mirror, darkly;” American Standard Verison
  • “cloudy picture in a mirror.” Contemporary English Version
  • “For now we see through a glass, darkly;” King James Version

To give a more explanation here’s the Living version:

 “In the same way, we can see and understand only a little about God now, as if we were peering at his reflection in a poor mirror; but someday we are going to see him in his completeness, face-to-face. Now all that I know is hazy and blurred, but then I will see everything clearly, just as clearly as God sees into my heart right now.”

Just think about it, all the

Craziness

Hurt

Pain

Sorrow

Bad

Grief

Corruption

Evilness

Just plain bad

Will make sense. We will understand everything that doesn’t make sense. Our ‘dirty window’ will be washed clean and we will be able to understand why everything happens the way it does. The mist will lift and the sun will come out.

James 4:14 (NIV) says:

“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”

We are the mist that will lift and we will understand everything in the world with God. We are looking at heaven and God through a dirty window pane – unable to see their greatness. We are the temporary mist that God will lift from our window pane.

When we die and go to heaven, not only will God wash away our sins; but also wash our window to see how GREAT he is.

We are mists. Our earthly understandings are mists. We are earthly understandings that will vanish like mists before God’s morning light.