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You’re reading a novel in which the main character has a fantastical experience which changes him. From that time on, whenever he shakes hands with someone, he can see what that person will be in twenty, thirty, even forty years.
He meets a handsome young man who is brilliantly successful – straight A’s in college, captain of the basketball team, with acceptance letters from Harvard Business and other top graduate schools. But when he shakes his hand, he can see that alcoholism will destroy his life, his wife will leave him at 35, take the kids, and he’ll be dead by 50.
Then he meets a woman. Her eyes are hollow with dark bags under them. She is dressed in out-of-date and frayed clothes. But when he shakes hands with her, he sees her clearly as she will be twenty years down the road. She will be lovely. She will have three children who adore her. People will come to her for her wisdom.
He is amazed to see how people’s lives turn out, some beautifully and some tragically. Then he meets and shakes hands with … you.
What will he see? If Christ is in you, he may see lots of success or lots or failure over the next few years, but he will undoubtedly see glory. That is the amazing promise of God. We explore it this week, as we look again at Paul’s powerful prayer in Ephesians 1:15-23, and especially at “the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.”
Your insights are always welcome (comment below)!