Friday, December 18, 2020

Advent Words Day 20 ~ Glory


Day 20: Glory


"The sun will no more be your light by day,

nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you,

for the Lord will be your everlasting light,

and your God will be your glory."

Isaiah 60:19


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!


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.


"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


The book of Colossians tells us that Jesus is "the image of the invisible God" (Colossians 1:15). The writer of 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. 


At His birth the angels sang,


“Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel,

 praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest heaven,  

and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”” Luke 2:14



Jesus is our everlasting light and glory!

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