Gazing Upon Majesty

MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016

Humbled by God's Glory

When you stand before the infinitely majestic God, it reminds you what, or more specifically who, everything in existence is really all about. – Stephen Miller (Worship and creative pastor at Real Life in Austin, Texas)

Key Bible Verse: For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:16-17, ESV)

Dig Deeper: Colossians 1:15-20

It is estimated that there are probably around seventy billion trillion stars. That’s seven plus twenty-one zeros! It’s unfathomably awe-inspiring. The universe is bigger than even my wildest dreams can imagine – millions upon million of miles wide – and humankind occupies one minute, infinitesimal corner of it.

We don’t stay up at night, gazing into the heavens so that we can stand in awe of ourselves. There is an innate longing inside your soul and mine to gaze upon majesty, to behold glory and suspend the false belief, if but for a moment, that we are the center of the universe. There is only one who created all things out of nothing but his imagination. Only one on whom everything hinges and hangs. He spoke creation into being by his word of power, for his glory.

Jesus is the definition of greatness, the majesty our hearts long to behold, the one true standard of glory by which we measure all other glories. And in the light of his glory, all the lies of false glory are exposed.


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