Advent 2016 Day 12

GLORY

“The heavens reveal the glory of God….” the Psalmist sang in Psalm 19. Everywhere we look in nature, the glory of God, though veiled, is revealed. Everything God has touched reflects His glory.

The night Jesus was born, the angels sang, “Glory to God in the highest….” They were creatures who “behold the face of God” constantly. They were, in a sense, “glory experts.” They are themselves glorious creatures, a glory that comes from living in the presence of our glorious Father in Heaven.

And as such, they knew the glory of God though “veiled in flesh” had arrived in Bethlehem’s manger. They proclaimed it. It’s what they do day in and day out. So when they saw the glory manifested in Jesus, they just unleashed what is always happening in heavenly settings.

The miracle of Christmas is that we, hardly angelic creatures, are privileged now to see what they saw… as John puts it, “and we beheld His glory… full of grace and truth.”

How can we not speak… how can we not sing of what we have seen in Jesus?


FOR MEDITATION: The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. And we beheld His glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.    John 1:14

FOR REFLECTION: Be aware today of the many ways God is continually revealing His glory around you and in you. Thank Him that He has revealed “Christ in you the hope of glory.”

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