At Christmas we see plenty of glitter. Our Christmas tree, for one. And it’s fun. I love gawking at all the lit-up yards, have always been attracted to sparkly things. Glitter is man-made, and it fades sooner or later.
Glory is another thing. It’s God-made. This word applies to sunsets, sunrises, mountain grandeur, visions of God and angels, and the inspired songs that celebrate these things, such as Handel’s Messiah! These are real things which last.
How much of our Christmas celebration focuses on glitter, and how much on glory? Ours has both, but it’s the glory part that I crave. I so long to be totally overwhelmed by the glory and wonder of the lasting truth of Christmas: the Incarnation!
For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16