Now I Know in Part, Then I Will Know Fully

“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.” (1 Corinthians 13:12, NAS)

I want to pick up the thread from the last blog. I’ve been thinking about how we always think we know everything; you see that with children when you try to introduce some new food, a vegetable for instance, and at first they may say they don’t like that, but then usually with time they learn to like the new. I remember saying “I don’t like this” and my mother would say “how do you know you don’t like this if you have never tried before?”

Today I see children saying the same things I used to say, but then they see a friend eating that same thing they said they didn’t like, and then pretty soon that is their favorite food. The opposite also happens when they like something and they hear somebody saying it doesn’t taste good they start disliking it.

I just want to be able to stay flexible and always ready to learn and taste the new things that are ahead of us in the Lord. This has been something very real to me; I need to be constantly ready to change, because life is one big and long transition. The same thing is true in all areas of our lives, and we need to realize that we only know in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away (1 Corinthians 13: 10-12).

I believe that the account of the first miracle when Jesus turned water into wine has the meaning to us that the best is yet to come.

“…the master of the feast called the bridegroom and said to him, ‘Every man serves the good wine first, and when the people have drunk freely, then he serves the poorer wine; but you have kept the good wine until now.’” (John 2:9b-10, NAS)

Daniel Oliveira

Daniel Oliveira

Daniel began his ministry as a scribe and youth pastor at A Palavra Viva, a prophetic community in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Now he and his wife live in Maui and oversee Hale O Nā Kāula church. Daniel is a man of the Word with a true shepherd's heart who is driven to see God's Kingdom established in the earth.