Eternally and Completely Satisfied

Psalm 17:15 describes what theologians call the beatific vision… that moment in your future when you shall see God. It reads: “As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.”

Think about what you will be in eternity. When you see the King in all of His glory, you will be like Him.  You will be eternally and completely satisfied.

C.S. Lewis describes this beautifully in his book The Weight of Glory:

God “will make the feeblest and filthiest of us into …
a dazzling, radiant, immortal creature, pulsating all through
with such energy and joy and wisdom and love
as we cannot now imagine,
a bright stainless mirror
which reflects back to God perfectly…
His own boundless power and delight and goodness” (p. 176).

There are no ordinary people. You’ve never talked to a mere mortal.
Nations, cultures, arts, civilization, these are mortal and their life
is to ours as the life of a gnat.
It’s a serious thing to remember
that the dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to,
may one day be a creature which,
if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship.

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