In his book The Man Who Was Thursday G. K. Chesterton put these words in the
mouth of one of his characters: “We have only known the back of the
world.” It must certainly be remembered that our knowledge of the world is
partial. Paul said we see through a glass darkly. Looking at the world — or
life — is like looking at the back side of something woven. You can not see
the pattern clearly. And not only is it true that our knowledge of the world is
incomplete. So is our knowledge of God. In a sense, we are like Moses. He saw
only the back side of God. So do we. There are many things about God we can
neither explain nor understand because we have been given only this limited
view of Him. But someday we shall know as we are known and we shall see Him
face to face.
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