The praise of humans gives glory to God, but our worship is not the source of God’s glory. Our adoration is born out of a lover’s response to the beauty of holiness and majesty found in the Father and Mother of creation. The Spirit who danced over waters of chaos before the creation completes the beautiful perfection of our Three-In-One God.
Our God is clothed with honor and majesty, wrapped in light as with a garment. Human hearts respond to such beauty with reverence and awe. In glory, God assembles the clouds as a chariot and our beloved rides on the wings of the wind. God dispatches the four winds as messengers, fire and flames as humble servants.
We mere mortals are drawn to contemplate God’s glory because the eternal glory of God became human and lived with us in space and time. This same Son of Humanity returned to the glory that was his before the world existed so that humans might share in this same glory with him. The Divine image given to humanity at the Creation is made perfect in the light of God’s immanent presence over all the earth.
Guiding angels, we pray, come and invite us to enter into God’s glory.
Calvin Wulf is a writer, spiritual director, and retreat facilitator who lives in Colorado with his wife Lisa. He has a passion for Christian spiritual formation drawing from the ancient spiritual traditions of the Apostles, and Christian sages through the ages. He is also a vowed oblate of the contemplative monastic Order of Julian of Norwich.
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