Chapter 1 of Piper’s Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ opens with a quest for a clearer understanding of the glory of God. Without the glory of God, he says, we don’t understand the gospel of God.
The Psalmist says that “the heavens declare the glory of God.” This quickly gives us a perspective focuses us on God – its not mainly about us. First and foremost, its about God.
True. So true. All of creation declares God’s glory and we are just a small (very small) part of that creation. The Creation points to the Creator. But the Creation makes a point about us too. This beautiful creation that reveals God’s glory so clearly has been given to us to explore, to steward, to enjoy, to embrace. That says something about us!
In our soul’s search for glory, we don’t have to travel far. God draws close. Our search can begin as close to home as our ability to recognize the glory that God has placed right in front of us. Its close by because God has chosen us to share it with us.
That is our call; to see and savor the glory of Jesus. To put the glory of Christ back into the center of all things. To claim that blessing for ourselves. “The healing of the soul begins by restoring the glory of God to its flaming, all-attracting place at the center.”
This Lent, we see and savor “the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” [2 Corinthians 4:6] For Jesus’ sake and for ours.