READ: Ezekiel 43-45
THINK: There is enough imagery in these chapters to totally amaze me and fascinate my mind, but the one verse that jumps out the most – the one that really makes me wonder and imagine – comes very near the beginning when Ezekiel writes that, “and I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. His voice was like the roar of rushing waters, and the land was radiant with his glory.” (43:2)
I’ve seen some pretty incredible sights in my lifetime: the sun rising over the Rocky Mountains, waterfalls flowing into tropical pools in Hawaii, the power of a thunderstorm rolling over a cornfield, Wrigley Field…the list goes on. But I cannot even begin to imagine what it would be like to see the glory of God. The physical manifestation of the holiness and majesty of God is so far beyond anything my eyes have seen and my brain can imagine.
When Moses saw a glimpse of the glory of God his face literally glowed, and when Ezekiel saw God’s glory returning to the temple he fell to the ground. It’s so crazy to think that one day all of us who have put our faith in Christ will one day experience that same vision. The day is coming when we will see the glory of God and dwell eternally in his presence. Isn’t that an incredible thought? We know that the greatest glory in this world is nothing compared to seeing God’s glory. And we know that one day we’ll see it. Get excited about that!
PRAY: Thank God for his redemption and for the promise that one day we’ll see his glory and live in his presence forever. Take some time to worship him for his holiness.