Glorious

Hey this is Brian again.  Today we’re going to take a look at the song ‘Glorious’ by Paul Baloche.  Paul Baloche recorded a short video on You Tube explaining the meaning behind the song.  He explained that the idea of the song was birthed during one of their worship services at his church.  They had just finished a song and they were having a moment to sit and enjoy God’s presence. As he was playing, he felt compelled to challenge the people there to look beyond the cross and the tomb and to see Jesus with fresh eyes as the risen Savior, victorious and strong.  About a year later, the chorus, ‘Glorious, my eyes have seen the glory of the Lord’, came together with the help of another song writer, Brenton Brown.

Glory is a mysterious kind of word that is heard a lot in church but is probably not really understood too well.  The Hebrew Word for ‘glory’, which appears throughout the Old Testament, literally means weighty or heavy.  During the dedication of Solomon’s temple the glory of the Lord fell upon the Jews gathered and was so heavy that the priests could not even stand up to minister.  When Moses asked God to show him His glory, the Lord had to hide him in the cleft of the mountain as his backside briefly passed by.  

In the New Testament the Greek Word for glory is ‘doxa’ which basically refers to knowing the true essence of something.    In Colossians 1:15 it says “Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.”  I think this is the heart of the song Glorious.  When we look at Jesus, the risen savior, victorious and strong, we are looking at God Himself, or the glory of God made visible.  Jesus is fully God and fully man.  If we want to know what God is like or what God does or how God acts or how God feels then all we have to do is look at Jesus.  

There simply is no other religion in the world that has what we have.  Every other religious leader is dead and their bones can be found in a grave or memorialized tomb but not Jesus.  Jesus is alive.  Jesus conquered the grave.  Jesus has conquered sin.  Jesus is our glorious and risen Savior that is rightly due all of our worship and praise.  I would challenge you to pick up your Bible and start reading the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) and get to truly know the God of the universe as you see Him revealed in Jesus, God in the flesh.

Brian