The following sermon was preached by Rev. Calum I. Macleod at the Wednesday night prayer meeting on the 26th August, 2009. When I was a child…I understood as a child. A small child sees this world with uncomplicated simplicity but when he is old he sees with the eye of knowledge and maturity. This is Paul’s analogy or our view of glory. Now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: Oh! What a glorious thought. Christ is the Heaven of Heaven and we shall be with Him and see Him in all His glory. This sermon is a meditation upon the joy and loveliness of our state in glory. Faith, hope and charity (love) continue for the present but love is the greatest. Faith and hope brought us to Christ when we walked as children here below; but then, in glory, our love to Him will abound for ever and ever.
The text is 1Corinthians 13:9-13… For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.