Glory of God in Christ

Daily God Walk for Saturday, April 23, 2010

 Jesus said, “Now the son of Man is seen for who he is, and God seen for who he is in him. The moment God is seen in him, God’s glory will be on display. In glorifying him, he himself is glorified – glory all around! – John 13:31-32 (The Message)

 “Glory all around,” what a thought. We have seen how the glory of God is made manifest in his Word and this verse is giving us some further insight on that. When we see Jesus, the Christ, the very Word of God, for who he is something beautiful happens.

John writes, “The moment God is seen in him, God’s glory will be on display.” That was not only true in the time Jesus walked this earth, but it is true today. The moment we realize God in Christ and cry out, “Jesus, my Lord and my God,” God’s glory is displayed and we are received into the family of God.

Throughout his life on earth Jesus was one awesome display of the glory of God. From his first recorded miracle of turning water into wine to his final earthly miracle of being raised form the dead his entire life was one massive display of the glory of God.

We have spoken before how God had a plan of redemption, even before man fell from grace in the garden of Eden. Even before God spoke the words, “Let there be light,” and before man was ever created, he knew that man would fall victim to sin. God had a plan to reveal his glory in a most marvelous way.

We think of creation as being a most glorious display of God’s glory, and it was. We sometimes speak of man being the crowning glory of creation, and he was. If creation was that glorious, how much more is the glory of God manifest in the “recreation” of man?

Paul declares, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17). The moment we realize that Jesus is Lord and commit ourselves to him God’s glory goes on display. At that moment Holy Spirit comes to dwell in us and just as he “Hovered over the waters” in Genesis waiting for the command of God’s word, so now he waits within us to display God’s glory to this generation. “Glory all around!”

 Prayer: Father, be glorified in me. In Jesus name, amen.

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