How do you describe what something looks like to a blind person? You could talk all about size and shape and color, but they would have no understanding. They must find another way to understand, through taste, sound, smell or touch. It is the same with God’s glory; how does God show His glory to us, who are blind and visually-impaired? Is there another way we can “see” it? What does God’s glory look like to us?
The glory of God looks like the sky, because “the heavens declare the glory of God.” From the blazing sun, bright stars, and brilliant moon over South Dakota, to beautiful sunsets on the Missouri River, to distant galaxies and rainbows of striking, vivid color, we see His glory and can have some understanding of how big and great He is. CS Lewis said, “A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling ‘darkness’ on the wall of his cell.”
The glory of God looks like Jesus doing a sign, changing more than 120 gallons of water into the best wine at a wedding at Cana in Galilee. The disciples believed and grew in their faith when they saw Him do this. Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples as well, which are not written down, but what is written is there so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
The glory of God looks like Jesus returning for His people, one day, coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. He Himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first, then those who are left, and they all will meet Him in the air and usher Him down. This will be a great display of His glory; we can be encouraged by these words as we wait.
The glory of God transforms a person, making him into a new creation and growing him up in the image of Himself. The glory of God gives a person new eyes to see with, and we can only see the glory of God with the opened eyes of our heart. You can see the glory of God today with open eyes, while there is still time. Look.