There is a real tension between what we see in our earthly experience and what is our eternal reality. The struggle is real. This life is in between… in between this current life that is very rugged and rough around the edges and the eternal realization of God’s perfect and radiant glory. Yet, in order that we properly understand and work through this tension in between earthly appearances and eternal reality, the encouragement is simply to not look at the appearance. Instead, we need to focus on the faceless facts.