What Does God's Glory Look Like?

The god of this age [Satan] has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.  2 Corinthians 4:4 (NIV)

What do you think of when you think of God's glory? What does it look like? I imagine it is a brilliant, take your breath away moment. Much like Paul was blinded by the glory of Christ, the memory would be chiseled in your mind forever because of the impact seeing God would have.

And all of that is true. God's glory was demonstrated all throughout the Bible and even more so in the New Testament in the life of Jesus. What was the moment that Jesus' glory was most evident? When was it that his and God's glory was glaringly obvious? It was when he was hanging on the cross.

During that time, God's love for us was indisputable. Jesus' death, how it happened, what he suffered and more importantly why he died revealed the glory of a heart we will never truly understand. The depth of the love that led to that one event was never more awesomely demonstrated than when Jesus willingly sacrificed himself for us.

Satan wants us to believe that the glory of God has to look brilliant and sparkly. And sometimes it does. But don't get side-tracked looking for sparkly alone. Sometimes, God's glory is displayed with sacrifice. And truly, there is not greater glory than that.