Our Lord lavishes us in Christ with love that makes us “children of God!” As children of God what we will become of us “has not yet been made known”. (1 John 3:2). In a very important sense, what glorified believers will become is incomprehensible when considered against what we see when we interact to others today. That doesn’t stop John from then saying, “when Christ appears, we shall be like Him” (1 John 3:3). That conveys, then, we do know and don’t know what we will become. Though we will become like Christ, all that this entails isn’t completely comprehended by even this early apostle. Of note, John is one of the few that witnessed the transfigured Christ (Matthew 17:1-13). If anyone has an idea of what it means to become like Christ as he appears in glory it should be John. Though this is true, John likely understood that even he and the others that witnessed the spectacular Son of God transfigured, only viewed a dim reflection of the glory of Christ. God the Son completely unveiled would have been too glorious for any, even the best, human eyes to behold. So to be made like our Lord means that just as Christ is greater than any eye has seen or imagined, those being remade in His image will be so different than how we appear now, they will be as C.S. Lewis famously quipped ones who “if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship.” (The Weight of Glory) This is hard to believe, but John tells us what we are becoming is unrecognizable in comparison to what we are now. I give thanks that what I will become is yet unknown, for I hope to be very different one day.