It’s been a while since I blogged any quotes. See here for my past series on quotes. Here’s a quote I saw recently that got me thinking:
“It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” George Eliot, English novelist
I like it because it captures that:
1) we fail to live up to our own expectations of who we ought to be let alone God’s
2) The simple act of trusting in Jesus and his saving work on our behalf, ensures that one day we will be “made perfect”. We will be transformed into just exactly who we were made to be without sin or failings or sickness or selfishness.
3) And you can do that anytime. Well not quite. That’s the only unfortunate thing about the quote. We have this life (or less if Jesus comes back before we die) in which to trust in Jesus. Thereafter it will be too late to be who we might have been.
That surely is a “searing loss” which reminds me of a great hymn:
How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure
How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory
The bible says we are being transformed from one degree of glory to another and that one day we will be like Jesus in glorious perfection.