The images from Joni & Friends Family Retreat camp always warm my heart and lift my spirits. Especially tender, are the pictures of parents with their children, looking with perfect and pure love into the heart of their child (and into the heart of the Father.) Love truly can pour over and overflow past the broken bodies or the illness or infirmities and that have visited their family.
Moments like these offer a small peak behind the curtain of eternity, when we will see Him and recognize His beauty; how He has been here and there all along in the eyes of those we love, in the touch and talk of strangers that have made our day, encouraging us on our way – toward Home.
I can’t wait.
“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 as clearly as God sees us, knowing Him directly, just as He knows us!” 1 Corinthians 13: 12
Participating in the Joni and Friends Family Retreat each year, gives me the opportunity hundreds of times a day, to look into His eyes.