A while back, I saw a person online who made a point of the word perfect–and also why she hated that word. To her, saying anything was perfect was offensive and deriding to everything/everyone else because the rest of us, well, just aren’t perfect.
I wish I could talk to her now. I wish I could tell her what God’s told me about perfection.
Because if you look in the Bible, this is what perfection is NOT.
Perfection is not described as–
absolute purity and boringness–
though it certainly could be described as such (hopefully not the boringness part). But rather, perfection is known as completion.
This is one of my favorite Bible verses, and I think it demonstrates the idea quite clearly.
“For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”
See? What God’s doing is this:
He has a plan, He’s had a plan since before the world began, and now he’s bringing it to completion.
We have this idea of perfection because, even though we know nothing in this world is perfect, we know it’s supposed to be–we know there’s a piece of the puzzle that’s missing–we know there is something that needs to be brought to completion. We know there’s something more.
So the next time you hear the word perfect, don’t think about some high and mighty thing that’s unreachable.
Think about completion.
Think about how everything on this earth will orchestrate to become real perfection.