Seeing God's glory
And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe. The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven. Hebrews 1:2-3
We are living in the last days; not in chronological but in theological sense. Through the coming of Christ, His suffering, death, and resurrection God had shown to us how we can enter the territory He prepared for those that trusted Him in their life. Now our desire is to live and be with Him for eternity. As the writer of Hebrews expounded from the passage, the passion of Christians is to one day see the glory of God. Later on in the book, he will tell how those who lived their lives following Christ were anticipating a better place than this world. “They were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them” (Hebrews 11:16). The ultimate goal of every believer is to see the Lord Jesus Christ face to face. We must fixed our hopes to Him and anticipate that He will bring us to the place He prepared. “When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am” (John 14:3). The Book of Revelation closes with a prayer asking for Christ’s return. “He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!” (Revelation 22:20). As we pray and wait for the realization of His promised return, let us pray that God will use us to share our faith to others so that they too could join us. Right now, we are facing trials in life but these are temporary for God will deliver us. “But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay... And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children” (Romans 8:20b, 21; 23). When that day comes, everything will be brought to light and we will have full understanding. While we are waiting, we better listen to Him. He has given us the privilege to live above the sin pervading this culture and He promised that we will be victorious. We have a great journey ahead of us and great joy in the end for we will see His glory.
Noel De Guzman