I’ve had the privilege of viewing some glorious sights in my life.
I’ve seen an awe-inspiring nighttime launch of the space shuttle, the majesty of Mount Fuji in Japan, the sparkling beauty of ocean sealife off the coast of the Philippine Islands, the architectural wonders of New York City, and the gleaming midsummer spectacle of a night baseball game in a major league stadium.
But nothing I’ve ever seen comes close to what some Old Testament people saw. Moses, the people he led, Ezekiel, and others witnessed the most breathtaking sight of all time. They had a glimpse of the glory of God—a visible manifestation of the Lord’s invisible being and character.
Moses experienced it on Mount Sinai, and his face shone (Exodus 34:29). The Israelites saw it in the cloud, before God provided them with quail (16:10). Ezekiel saw God’s glory return to the temple, and he fell to the ground (Ezekiel 43:1-5).
Someday we who have been redeemed by Jesus will experience that inspiring sight. God’s glory will shine in the heavenly Jerusalem (Revelation 21:10-11). And we will see our risen and glorified Savior, the Lord Jesus (1 John 3:2).
This hope encourages us as Christians to keep going. For nothing in this world compares to seeing God’s glory! —JDB
The glory of God
In the face of His Son
To us who behold Him
Is heaven begun. —Hess
The world's greatest glory is but a spark compared to the radiance of God's glory.