You Can Experience God’s Glory
For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6
The Bible talks about hope in God’s glory, but it won’t do us any good if it’s little more than a nice-sounding religious sentiment. What, then, is God’s glory? What does it mean to us? The glory of God is in the Gospel: God’s story of Jesus’ death for us, resurrection and our redemption and restoration back into right relationship with Him. When this story is told, God’s glory shines out.
Maybe we’ve lost sight of His glory because we’ve lost sight of our need for the Gospel and because listening to Him and reading His love story has been relegated to the left-over time in our lives.
Our experience of God’s glory is in direct proportion to our sense of need and the amount of time we spend with His story, the Bible. John 1:14 says, “And the Word became human and made his home among us…And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.”
To know Jesus is to know God’s glory. The question is, will we make the time to soak in God’s glory by spending enough time around it that it changes the way we think? Changes in our thinking, in what the Bible calls the renewing of our minds, leads to hope. That’s when God’s glory illuminates what He is doing in our lives. That’s how we go from hopeless to hopeful.
Resource Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:4-7