Beholding. Reflecting. Proclaiming.

What do you crave? Is there something you desire that you don’t yet possess? If this longing was fulfilled, would you be completely satisfied? We were made with cravings, desires, and longings that need to be satisfied. All of our natural cravings—relationship, food, intimacy, air, and rest—are all daily reminders that we have needs, and we are unfulfilled—or worse, in grave danger—if they are not met. They also serve as witness to a greater desire. There is a craving so deep within our hearts that we will go to any lengths to satisfy and quench its internal growls. It is not merely an individual desire, but a longing felt by the whole cosmos. This great pining cannot be satisfied by any created means or measures; it must come from outside ourselves. The yearning is for glory: majesty, splendor, and weightiness. True glory is something otherworldly and heavenly. These cosmic pangs can only be quenched by delighting in the glory of God. Saint Augustine reflects on this great longing in his confessions. Thou awakes us to delight in Thy praise; for Thou modest us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless, until it rests in Thee. Beholding Glory Life is meant for glory, so it is imperative to fix our thoughts, affections, and sites on beholding the glory of God. We need not look very far to get a glimpse of glory. In his grace, God has not withheld his glory from us, but he has left evidences everywhere we look. All of creation testifies to the glory of God. In his wisdom, love, and mercy, God took on flesh and dwelt among us. The apostle...