For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6
This is one of my favorite verses, which I quote and reference in my book “Saved Your Seat”, more often than any other scripture. It is profound and powerful. This verse links God’s creative power at creation with His new creation power of transformation at redemption. It’s all about seeing Jesus—seeing more of Jesus, or another aspect of Jesus! When we see Him, we become like Him.
Jesus, firstborn from the dead, Savior, Messiah, King and High Priest of our confession, is the radiance of the Father’s glory and the express image of His person. He is upholding all things by the word of His power. Jesus is everything! Jesus is all in all; and we are His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
No wonder then, when we behold the face of Jesus, we are beholding the Father’s glory. Here, the glory of the Lord transforms us into the same image of glory—from glory to glory. This is happening because God is shining in our hearts to give light to new, and forever increasing, experiences of the glory of God, in the face of Jesus Christ.
Whenever we read the Bible, we are looking to behold Christ. Whenever we pray, we are looking to behold Christ. Throughout our day, in worship, church, and at work, we are looking to behold Christ. A moment, a pause, a look upward, and there—we see Jesus! Jesus, seated at the right hand of the Father, ever living to make intercession for us, and we are being saved to the uttermost. His intercession becomes our intersections with glory. These are moments in eternity where we see, in the face of Jesus, the glory of God!
Greater grace, greater glory!