On this first Sunday of Advent, our scripture is Isaiah 40:5.
“And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,
and all people will see it together.
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
What is the glory of the Lord? God’s glory is the sum total of His attributes. We see His glory displayed in the beauty of the earth and His creatures. We have seen God reveal His power , mercy, grace, judgment, holiness, love and every other attribute in the Bible. However, the complete revelation of God’s glory is in His Son Jesus Christ. When Jesus came to earth, He revealed God’s great glory for all of mankind to see, touch, reason with, and behold in the flesh. God’s plan of redemption for man was to show His glory to us in His Son Jesus. John 1:14 “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” Hebrews 1:3 “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.” Jesus, the complete revelation of God’s glory, came to redeem us.
Let us praise and thank God for His glorious plan that sent Jesus to redeem and save us.
Blessings as you worship Him today.