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One Day the Bandages Will Be Removed

August 17, 2018

Now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. 1 Corinthians 13:12

There’s a beautiful, true story of a man by the name of William Montague Dyke. When William was ten years old, he was blinded in a serious accident. Later in life, William fell in love with a young woman, and they were engaged.

Shortly before the wedding, William had cutting-edge eye surgery. Would the operation would restore his sight? William insisted on keeping the bandages on his face until his wedding day. “If the surgery is successful,” he said to his surgeon, “I want the first person I see to be my new bride.”

The wedding day arrived, and the guests assembled in a cathedral in England to witness the couple taking their vows. William’s father and the surgeon stood next to the groom, whose eyes were still covered with bandages.

The bride walked down the aisle to the front of the church. As soon as she arrived at the altar, the surgeon took a pair of scissors and cut the bandages from William’s eyes. Tension filled the room, and the congregation held their breath as they waited to find out if William could see the woman standing before him. Then, as he stood face-to-face with his bride, William’s words echoed throughout the cathedral: “You are more beautiful than I ever imagined.”

One day the bandages that cover our eyes will be removed. You will see your Savior as he is! Faith will be turned to sight. And when you see his glory, it will be greater than you ever imagined.

Look to Jesus today in faith, knowing that one day you will see him face-to-face.

The Author
Colin Smith

Colin Smith is the senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He has authored a number of books, including Heaven, How I Got Here and Heaven, So Near - So Far. Colin is the president and teacher for Unlocking the Bible. Follow him on Twitter.

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