Recently, I found myself sitting to watch the rain as it beat violently against the rooftop, and that of many buildings around. The alluring phenomenon made a beautiful orchestra of pleasant rhythmic symphony. I was enjoying the cool air that came along with each long strokes of rain which sauntered across the porch where I sat, when suddenly it struck me that I was actually seeing the air. You see the rain was intense, purposeful and violent yet graceful on this day that as it poured to the earth I could actually see the waves of air saunter past. Then it struck me for a second time that the whole earth is full of the glory of God but it takes the rain of the word of life to make it known John1:14.
It is a known fact that we feel air but we do not see it. On a normal day you’ll say “oh I’m feeling this cool breeze”, but you never say “I’m seeing this cool breeze” because their is nothing in the atmosphere to make it visible. It is the same with the glory of God that is around us, in our churches, in us as individuals and upon us. Many times we pray to see the glory of God but what we do not realise is that His glory is already in us and around us at new birth, when we became born again in Christ Jesus. Thus it only requires our channelling the right focus to our saviour Jesus Christ for the glory to be revealed to us, in us and around us. For 2Cor.4:6 reveals that God has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Hebrews 1:1-3 reveals that Jesus is the brightness of the glory of God and the express image of the person of God.
Thus whenever we desire to see the glory of God around us or in our lives we are to focus on Jesus via His word, for He is the word made flesh John 1. We are not to shout, Lord show me your glory, rather we are to focus on Jesus and say, thank you father for revealing your glory to me in the person of Jesus Christ 1Cor.1:30. So, it is the rain of the word that makes the glory visible, for the glory is here in the person and anointing of Jesus Christ!