While driving toward the coast this evening I saw the most remarkable sunset. The sky looked as if it were on fire, a brilliant light. The metal side mirrors of every car that passed glowed like they too were full of fire reminding me I wasn’t the only one in awe of the small, radiant reflection. It literally choked me up thinking of what I was doing as the sun came up today.
Just this morning I was reading in Ezekiel when he comes face to face with Gods glory which causes him to fall face down immediately. He describes it, “I saw that from what appeared to be his waist up he looked like glowing metal, as if full of fire, and that from there down he looked like fire; and brilliant light surrounded him. Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking.” Ezekiel 1:27-28 NIV
I prayed this morning I would never grow accustomed to Gods glory. I prayed I would be in such awe, so enamored and captivated by him that it would radiate from within me, set me on fire. It’s hard to imagine His glory. But the sunset gave me a minuscule glimpse of it. If a sunset that beautiful can stir something so moving and powerful within us, how much more will God’s glory who designed that sunset and the millions before it? We were created to be in awe of such glorious things because we were created to worship our God who is infinitely more glorious. If a sunset alone has the power to bring us to tears, humble us, and make us fall facedown…. How much more the glory of our God!?
I pray we never grow accustomed to His glory.