Saturday, September 23, 2017

In the light of His Glory & Grace

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. - Hebrews 12:2
This weekend I am on a visit home for a funeral and I joined with a others in a packed out church to pay our respects. The crowd were in amazing voice as we sang "The Old Rugged Cross". (I'm clearly getting old as I'm strangely drawn to the old hymns especially when sang so enthusiastically as today)

But we were also treated by the singing of some amazing young gentlemen. One of the songs was,"Turn your eyes upon Jesus" & they sang it beautifully.

Some of the words have stayed with me all day:

"and the things of the earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of his glory and grace".

Jesus glory and grace are so magnificent, so majestic, so sublime, so opulent, so stunningly beautiful, that one glance towards him, and its like the sun has gone out.

Looking at Jesus not only changes our perspective towards everything in this world, it consumes our whole vision to the extent it is the only thing we can see and want to see.

When we see divine Glory & Grace our eyes can never be satisfied again on this earth no matter how radiant the sunrise of how the superlative the sunset. But God's Word is clear we have an eternity of satisfaction ahead.
There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever. - Revelation 22:5


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