THE STORY OF JESUS: Ezekiel 1-3
“This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord.” (Ezekiel 1:28)
What Ezekiel sees is not actually God, but God’s way of showing Himself.
How do we describe God, what image or vision could capture His awesomeness.
The various symbols in this vision of God have a profound meaning.
Together they express a God that cannot be comprehended.
At best, what Ezekiel saw was the ‘appearance’ of the ‘likeness’ of the ‘glory’.
In other words, these words only give us a hint of the awesomeness of God.
Jesus is also “the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord.”
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)
Ezekiel is called to a challenging task, but this God stands with Him.
We are also called to a similar task, and this God stands with us too.
We have seen His glory, and this glory is in us and with us.
The power and authority of God, seen in Jesus, and given to us in the Spirit.
As Jesus followers we live and serve in the strength of our vision of the Lord!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, help me to see You standing over me, with me, and in me. Help me to represent my vision of You, so that others may see the glory of God as seen in You!