The thought for this site was born in a time of struggle—feeling a deep need for Jesus. As I meditated on His glory and also googled it, I came across these quotes from John Owen’s book, Meditations and Discourses on The Glory of Christ, as quoted in an article by Jonathan Parnell called, Getting the Glory of Christ Before Our Eyes:
Let us live in the constant contemplation of the glory of Christ, and virtue will proceed from him to repair all our decays, to renew a right spirit within us, and to cause us to abound in all duties of obedience . . .
It will fix the soul unto that object which is suited to give it delight, complacency, and satisfaction . . . when the mind is filled with thoughts of Christ and his glory, when the soul thereon cleaves unto him with intense affections, they will cast out, or not give admittance unto, those causes of spiritual weakness and indisposition . . .
And nothing will so much excite and encourage our souls hereunto as a constant view of Christ and his glory.”
His statement, “and virtue will proceed from him to repair all our decays,” struck me as very good news because that’s what I needed! As I result, I wanted to start a site fully dedicated to Christ’s glory. I realized that His glory is the heart, essence, and totality of the gospel—God’s good news.
As I continued meditating on His glory that evening, the thought struck me that Christ’s glory is also a binding unity among all Christians in all denominations and with all kinds of theological persuasions, at least it should be, right? Should His glory not be the center of our focus? In that sense I hope and pray that this site will deepen and strengthen the unity among Christians, especially by helping us realign our lives with God’s sole modus operandi.
I’m not an expert on Christ’s glory at all. Actually, I don’t treasure it as I should or want to. I also don’t display it through my life as I should or want to. I’m a pilgrim on my way to the celestial city with many struggles–inward corruptions and outward dangers. I’ve simply come to the realization that His glory is my only hope. That’s why Paul stated the gospel as “the gospel of the glory of Christ” (2 Cor. 4:4). His glory is the best news ever! I need to see and treasure it much and much more than I do! I hope you’ll join me on my journey. You can sign up right here.
The Devotional Writer