Ravi Zacharias tells of a man who was walking through a botanical garden when he encountered three blind women. As he approached, one woman said, “Is someone there?” He replied, “I’m just walking through.” She asked, “Would you take a picture of us?” Thinking this odd, he nevertheless agreed to take the picture. She reached in her purse and brought out a camera, handed it to him, and he snapped the photo. As he walked away he realized what was going to happen. These women would show the picture to a friend who could see, and that person would describe to them all the details from the photo. The blind women could remember what they felt when they were at the garden and could get a clearer idea of their experience.
One day when this life is past, God, who sees everything perfectly, will show us the picture of our lives, what was really going on, in ways that we can’t see now. It will give us a clearer idea of what was really happening in our lives. That is our great hope – “our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” (Romans 8:18)