Paul reminds us in his first letter to the Corinthians that we see through a dark glass, and we only have a glimpse of the other side. (1 Corinthians 13:12)
Oftentimes we are afforded these glimpses at key moments of our lives, just when we need that glimpse the most.
Daniel had the glimpse when the angel shut the lions’ mouths. Jacob had the glimpse when he wrestled with "the man." Moses saw God’s backside. The three Hebrew children caught a glimpse when the fourth man in the fire showed up.
Miracles and God’s presence happen more than we realize. We just have to be aware of God’s presence in our lives. I truly believe that we all have angels guarding us. That delay that caused you not to get in the accident might be a glimpse of the other side. The job that you received or even did not receive so something else better would come along would be another glimpse of God’s divine presence.
The other realm, the one that we ultimately will reside in, is just a moment away and many times interacts with us.
We get a glimpse of the other side when God pours out love and encouragement into our hearts during our darkest hour of the night. In the still of our midnight, during our storms, Jesus is there to whisper peace.
The best way to connect directly to the other side? I would answer PRAYER. This is why our order prays seven times a day, or even more. We connect to the other realm. We seek God’s will, and then we ask for the grace to accept God’s will, a task sometimes hard to do.
I invite you to connect to the other side and pray with us. I also ask that you ponder those times of frustration when you didn’t get what you want while praying diligently. Perhaps, I would suggest, there are times that God intervenes in the negative just as He does in the positive.
God’s answers to our prayers, even His seemingly great rejections, are in line for our good, to those who love Him and are called, the Bible says. (Romans 8:28)
Seek today the mystery of the other side. You may need a glimpse behind the dark glass, a touch from above to get you through the tough week. Don’t be surprised when you receive that glimpse from heaven.
God bless you all
Sr. Bernadette Maria