Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Advent Day 18: Glory

Advent Words Day 18: Glory

"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." John 1:14

In the incarnation - God becoming human and dwelling among us - God made it possible that through the Word, Jesus, we would be able to see His glory. Colossians tells us that Jesus is "the image of the invisible God" (Colossians 1:15). Hebrews tells us "The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being..." (Hebrews 1:3). Jesus reveals God's glory. 

The word glory is used in the Bible to denote the visible manifestation of God's presence. It is the sum of all His attributes and perfection. In the Old Testament God's glory dwelt in the tabernacle. In the New Testament God's glory dwells among His people embodied in the person of Jesus. His presence is always with us. He is the glory of God!

At His birth the angels sang,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven,  and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:14
Glory to God in the highest, Glory to God evermore
Good news, great joy for all
Melody breaks through the silence
Christ, the Savior is born!
Jesus, the love song of God!
Christ Tomlin - Midnight Clear (Love Song) 

Join me in responding creatively to the Advent Words in John's prologue. You can share your creative response on Instagram using #adventwords2019 or join the Words Challenge Facebook Group and share your creative response there. 


  1. Mary, I just wanted to say how much I'm enjoying your devotionals this Advent. This one was especially meaningful to me. I've never heard anyone explain Glory in a way that I could understand it more fully than you have here. Thank you for that It blessed me! I copied it in my devotional journal today so that I could have it. Isn't it amazing that He allows us to carry that Glory within us? Also, loving all your beautiful art, as I always do. You are an inspiration on so many levels. Blessings and merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you Shawna! I'm so glad you experienced a fresh view of God's glory! I appreciate all of the art you are making in expression of the words. Have a merry Christmas!

  2. Thank you, Mary! Merry Christmas to you and your family and a blessed 2020!