“Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all flesh will see it together; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” A voice says, “Call out.” Then he answered, “What shall I call out?” All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field.” (Isaiah 40:5,6)
What the Lord has accomplished will be evident to all, whether or not they see it. The glory of the Lord is in the salvation He has prepared for those who see it. The reality confronts the illusion. We, the people, are like grass that withers and fades, but what the Lord has done is forever. Trust then in what the Lord has done and not in the momentary illusions that our minds create.
Lord, when I was young I thought this life would be forever. As the years pass, I realize that time on this earth becomes shorter. Help me see that in You alone is there a forever that is lovely and good. Apart from you, like the grass in the field, there is withering and fading. Guide me into the richness of the salvation You have prepared for those who love You, knowing that in You alone is there a true hope and future.
Thank You, Lord Jesus, the revealed glory, that You have come to save as many as would believe in You. Guide me, I pray, to see in You the hope of the ages and to share that hope with others. In You, lead me deeper into the discipleship You offer that I would hold forever to the salvation You have prepared for all who believe. May I be a witness of Your glory this day through all I say and do. Amen.