God’s Glory and Presence – by Marilee Miller

Editor’s note: This was written by my friend Marilee Miller, who passed away earlier this year:

“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. “For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.” (Isaiah 60:1-2)

     What is this “glory of the Lord”? It’s the evidence of his Presence. It’s ALL of his goodness (see Exodus 33:19). It’s his weight (a root word in Hebrew) — that is, all of his weightiness, mightiness, splendor, and full personality.

     If one counts up the stories in the Bible, Jesus seems to have spent nearly eighty percent of his time here on Earth in healing those who needed help. Isaiah looks forward to an event Christians sometimes call “the Second Coming of Christ”. This passage of Scripture gives us great hope that one of the signs of God’s glory our generation will see, is healings.

     For we see how dark it’s getting in the world. But Christians with waiting hearts say the Lord’s brightness is getting stronger. (“Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound…” Romans 5:20)

     Many believe our generation is living in the “last days” before Christ’s return, and that in this time, there will be a great outpouring of miracles.

     In every generation, God brings forth persons who become willing containers (vessels), emptied entirely of self, and completely filled with him. That’s why we go through the fire (trials). To be cleaned and ready for God’s glory to fall upon us. That we may walk in darkness no more! For we belong to him, who is the Light.

-Marilee

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