Thursday, November 18, 2004

We Have Seen His Glory

The glory of God: I wonder what it looks like. Moses saw its afterburners, and his face shown like the sun. Isaiah got just a peek, and he said, "Woe to me!"

One day Peter, James and John went up on a mountain with Jesus to pray. As Jesus prayed, his appearance changed -- his clothes becoming as bright as lightning. Suddenly, Moses and Elijah were also there with him. What an awesome sight that had to have been! Definitely not something one would soon forget. In fact, years later Peter would write (2 Peter 1: 16) "we were eyewitnesses of his majesty." And John -- perhaps in his 80's -- wrote (John 1: 14) "We have seen his glory."

So I am blown away when Paul writes (2 Corinthians 3: 18) "And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit." We reflect His glory? How?

The only answer I can come up with is that the Creator has determined it to be so. Listen to Paul's words (2 Corinthians 4: 6) "For God, who said, 'Let light shine out of darkness,' made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ." God lets his glory ooze out of us as we keep our eyes fixed on the face of Jesus.

So let's fix our eyes and radiate some glory!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the encouraging reminder of our purpose for living! That 2 Corinthians passage is one of my favorites!
Bev Ross

Anonymous said...

I love that story of Moses. How amazing is that!! And that we can be reflectors of that. Truly a concept only our God could come up with up. Amen and Amen! jenny