And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us; and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
We all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
John 1:14; 2 Corinthians 3:18.
When the Lord Jesus was here upon earth, He did not differ in outward appearance from other men. But His disciples saw His glory. The eye of faith recognized the revelation of God in His dealings. No-one can see God. But the only begotten Son made Him known in all His love and holiness.
When the Lord changed water into wine at the marriage in Cana, he revealed His glory. The believers of the time saw His signs and rightly recognized them as the expression of the power of God. Today we have the four gospels that set forth the Lord’s deeds and His wisdom. Reading the Word, we are given a deep impression of His glory.
In addition we have a privilege that was unknown to the disciples in those days. We can behold the Lord Jesus now in His glory as a Man in heaven. The New Testament shows us not only His moral glory as a Man on earth but also His glorified position at the right hand of God. In Him we have the guarantee that all who belong to him will reach the heavenly goal.
When we are occupied with the glory of our Lord, it has a transforming influence on our thinking and our life. Then we shall reflect something of what we have seen in Him.