My favorite seasons of the year, in order, are summer, spring, fall, and winter. Winter is a distant fourth. It might be my childhood spent in Central Florida, or that I’m a thinner fella without much “cushion” to keep me warm. Whatever it is, I love the sunshine and long days at the beach or by a pool. Summer vacations are some of the most special times you can have as a family. One key ingredient with all of this is, of course, the sun.
When I think of glory, I think of the sun. You cannot escape its influence. The sun is essential to life on Earth. Without it, the earth is a frozen blob floating along in the universe. Even on a cloudy day, we depend on the sun to sustain life. Its powerful rays can burn your skin and damage your vision. We are totally dependent on the sun, but its power carries a degree of danger with it. It’s similar in ways to our relationship with God.
God’s power is unmatched, and we are fully dependent on Him. He created and sustains life. As we see with Moses, no human can engage His glory fully. God told Moses, “You cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.” We aren’t just fully dependent on God for our physical lives, which were brought into existence by Him, but we are also fully dependent on Him for our spiritual existence.
The Bible teaches us there is no life outside of Him. Ephesians 2:1 states that we were dead in our sin and transgression. Only God can revive our dead souls, and He did it through the work of His Son, Jesus.
Turn on some worship music today and worship God, thanking Him for His glorious grace revealed in the life and work of Jesus.