1 John 3:1-3
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.”
Have you ever considered what it was like for Adam to wake up one morning and see Eve? At this point in his life he has seen everything there is to see, named all the things that God had created. Still, he didn’t know what it was like to see a person. When God makes a woman, Adam, for the first time in his life, sees not a something, but a someone! At last, flesh of his flesh and bone of his bone. But there is something different about her as well. She is like him, but at the same time, not like him. For the first time in his life, Adam realizes he isn’t just a human, he is also a man. Adam really didn’t understand who he was until he met Eve. Seeing who she is helps him understand who he is.
We know that Jesus Christ died so that we could be the children of God, but there is still something we just can’t understand about our relationship with Him. There is something missing that we just can’t see. In 1 John chapter 3, God makes a promise. He says that one day, we will see something that no one has seen since Adam and Eve left the garden; Him! We will get to see our God! And when we do, we will finally get to understand our place in His creation. Seeing our Creator will help us understand that we are like Him, and finally understand who we are. Being with God will make us whole again.
Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. (1 John 3:2)