We Shall Recognize Each Other
I know in part; but then I shall know even as also I am known. 1 Cor. 13:12
In the mansions above we shall meet to
part no more. We shall know each other in our heavenly home.
The redeemed will meet and recognize
those whose attention they have directed to the uplifted Saviour. What blessed
converse they have with these souls! "I was a sinner," it will be
said, "without God and without hope in the world, and you came to me and drew
my attention to the precious Saviour as my only hope. . . . Others will say,
"I was a heathen in heathen lands. You left your friends and comfortable
home and came to teach me how to find Jesus and believe in Him as the only true
God. I demolished my idols and worshiped God, and now I see Him face to face. I
am saved, eternally saved, ever to behold Him whom I love. . . ."
Others will express their gratitude to
those who fed the hungry and clothed the naked. "When despair bound my
soul in unbelief, the Lord sent you to me," they say, "to speak words
of hope and comfort. You brought me food for my physical necessities, and you
opened to me the Word of God, awakening me to my spiritual needs. You treated
me as a brother. You sympathized with me in my sorrows, and restored my bruised
and wounded soul, so that I could grasp the hand of Christ that was reached out
to save me. In my ignorance you taught me patiently that I had a Father in
heaven who cared for me. You read to me the precious promises of God's Word.
You inspired in me the faith that He would save me. My heart was softened,
subdued, broken, as I contemplated the sacrifice which Christ had made for me.
. . . I am here, saved, eternally saved, ever to live in His presence and to praise
Him who gave His life for me."
What rejoicing there will be as these
redeemed ones meet and greet those who have had a burden in their behalf! And
those who have lived, not to please themselves, but to be a blessing to the
unfortunate who have so few blessings--how their hearts will thrill with
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