God’s glory visible
2 Corinthians 4:6 “For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.”
One of the amazing things about the incarnation of God is that we have the benefit of being able to see in human terms what God is like.
The massive gulf that exists between us as natural and God as supernatural means it’s difficult for us to understand the nature of God’s glory.
This text tells us that God’s glory is displayed in the face of Chist. In other words, Jesus as the exact representation of God, bridges the comprehension gap for us.
We all need knowledge of God’s glory. Knowledge of God’s glory is light to our souls. When it is missing our souls are empty, but when God’s glory shines in our hearts then our souls are filled.
The point for this Christmas is that the knowledge of God’s glory is comprehended; it is seen; it is received, when we fix our eyes on the face of Jesus and on nothing else. He alone is the author and perfecter of our faith. Jesus makes the glory of God visible to people; He alone makes Him knowable and for that we must be greatly thankful that He has come.