Even though it’s not difficult for us to imagine a bitter and angry Moses being denied access to the promised land because of his disobedience, there was also so much grace and mercy in his just being allowed to catch a glimpse of the promise come to fruition. This brief glance confirmed God’s faithfulness and gave credence to all Moses had done leading God’s people.
Why does God allow some of His people only a glimpse of future blessing and not the full experience? One answer is the glimpses allow us to carry a spiritual legacy forward that is intended to outlast ourselves. As Christians, we get to play a part in God’s story of redemption, something far beyond ourselves. We can find more than enough joy in the glimpses God gives us of His plans because they point us to the very face and heart of God. But these glimpses also allow us to stand in a historical line of faith with those before us and those who will come after—all waiting for His promises that are to come.
In what ways do you anticipate God allowing you to play a role in His plans without seeing the final outcome?