hidden glory

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

hidden glory

hmm...my first post. there's a lot of pressure...so I'm just going to start with the quote that inspired the blog title.

"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us." ~the apostle Paul in his 2nd letter to the Corinthians

We are glorious beings. Yet the glory is hidden. Beneath sin, failings, and simply the frailty that comes with being human.

I desire to explore this strangely beautiful dichotomy in which we are appointed as image bearers of hidden glory. And to invite others into this journey with me.

3 Comments:

  • hmmm. Well hidden glory.

    Thank God that "we all, with unveiled face, are being transformed into that image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord" (2 Cor 3:17, i think).

    Sometimes I wonder if God's

    By Blogger Joy, At 6:38 PM  

  • whoops, didn't finish and entered. This is a continuation of the previous post.

    Sometimes I wonder if God's glory is even seen, yet when I have nothing together, it shows that God is sufficient and has mercy for the undeserving. Who can know the depths of God? From Him, to Him, and through Him are all things.

    By Blogger Joy, At 6:40 PM  

  • Great input, Joy. Well said. I definitely resonate with the same struggle...especially on the very ordinary "un-glorious" days. When, as you said, "I have nothing together"...what a glorious God we serve, that even our bad days cannot mar His beauty because He is so powerful when I am so weak.

    By Blogger Heather, At 10:35 PM  

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