Sunday, May 22, 2016

Consideration ~ God’s Glory in Creation

If we were to see God as if in a silent movie, and see all he is, and the Father he is, and the things he does, and the quality of his workmanship in creation, we would see “glory” stamped on everything.

If we would try to think of a word that describes what we see in God creating the light out of darkness, and making substance out of nothing, and orchestrating the movements and orbits of all the stars, and moons, and planets, and populating the earth with all manner of living things that thrive together in ecosystems, and symbiotic relationships of all kinds, we would have to use some synonym for “glory”.

Synonyms for glory: magnificence, splendor, beauty, wonder, grandeur, brilliance, exaltation, credit.

Yup! God cannot be described in who he is, or what he does, without the wondering hearts of his children calling out something like,

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” (Revelation 4:11)

“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” (Revelation 5:12)

“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” (Revelation 5:13)

“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.” (Revelation 7:12)

No wonder that, in heaven, “the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.” (Revelation 21:23)

And who said the Book of Revelation is difficult to understand?

© 2016 Monte Vigh ~ Box 517, Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8 ~
Unless otherwise noted, Scriptures are from the English Standard Version (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.)

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