Thursday, December 8, 2011

Creation Sings of God's Glory


The heavens declare the glory of God. (Psalm 19:1)

"We were made to know and treasure the glory of God above all things; and when we trade that treasure for images, everything is disordered.  The sun of God's glory was made to shine at the center of the solar system of our soul.  And when it does, all the planets of our life are held in their proper orbit.  But when the sun is displaced, everything flies apart.  The healing of the oul begins by restoring the glory of God to its flaming, all-attracting place at the center.

We are all starved for the glory of God, not self.  No one goes to the Grand Canyon to increase self-esteem.  Why do we go?  Because there is a greater healing for the soul in beholding splendor than there is in beholding self.  Indeed, what could be more ludicrous in a vast and glorious universe like this than a human being, on the speck called earth, standing in front of a mirror trying to find significance in his own self-image?  It is a great sadness that this is the gospel of the modern world."  (John Piper, Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ, p. 15)

Grace upon grace,
JRL

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