A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell. – C. S. Lewis
The created universe is all about glory. The deepest longing of the human heart and the deepest meaning of heaven and earth are summed up in this; the glory of God. The universe was made to show it, and we were made to see it and savor it. Nothing less will do. Which is why the world is as disordered and dysfunctional as it is. We have exchanged the glory of God for other things. – John Piper
Extended quote by Ann Voskamp, How to Live When Life Just Hurts
They say that. That He’s the Word, and when you read His Word, you behold His glory.
Behold His glory. Theaomai. His glory. Theaomai from thaomai — “to wonder.”
Not a glancing — but a gazing.
I know — Who has really beheld Him, seen Him grave-bust a few cadavers lately,
cast out a few raving mad demons here in the last week?
There are witnesses: I’ve seen Him raise the depressed dead right out from under 180 count cotton sheets, right out from fountains of deadening alcohol and greying, rotting marriages, and I’ve seen faith that’s not fake, that pulses through old girl veins. I’m fool enough to say I’ve felt it.
The sun shall no longer be your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you by night; but the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. Your sun shall no more go down, or your moon withdraw itself; for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of mourning shall be ended.
O Lord, this new day enable me by Thy grace to full feel Thy nearness and Thy might. Keep me facing Thy glory that I may be “changed into the same image from glory to glory.”- Oswald Chambers, Knocking at God’s Door
The glory of God is a human being fully alive, and to be alive consists in beholding God.
– Saint Irenaeus
According to several rabbinic sages, blue is the color of God’s glory.
– Kasia Turajczyk describing her love of the color blue
By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.
– Thomas Merton
Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds. He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being, and he sustains all things by his powerful word.