2 THESSALONIANS 1:10
“when He comes to be glorified in His saints on that day, and to be marveled at among all who have believed—for our testimony to you was believed.”
That was the best I could come up with for a title today – Blown away. Just look at this verse. Jesus will be GLORIFIED AND MARVELED AT!!! You have to see these words. The Greek word for “glorified” is only used twice in the New Testament, here and two verses later. It means to be seen in a state or conditionof acknowledged glory because the object is recognized as glorious. In other words, HE IS GLORIOUS!
Then we see “marveled at” which means to be astonished out of your mind. You can’t believe what you are seeing. It is too exceptional to take in. Do you understand this? When He returns He will appear as He really is, not like He did before. We will literally be blown away by what we see.
Ask your children to describe something they have seen that blew them away. Johnny may describe seeing an incredible sunrise or sunset at the beach. Susie might talk about seeing her little brother when he was first born. Whatever they mention, help them put it into words and write it down.
Then take them to this verse which the Lord has given us today. Explain that sometimes even the Lord finds it hard to put into human words how something is going to look. Get your children to draw what they think this verse is describing. You may get an interesting picture, but it will be worth it.
How do you describe the Lord in your life right now? Is He glorious? Are you marveling at Him? Don’t wait for His return to see Him like this! He is already in this condition. He wants you to see Him like this. He wants you to experience His glory and to be marveled. Take it in, like a sunset evening on a summer night. Let His beauty envelope you.
Father, I can’t begin to describe how I see You. You are far too glorious for words. I do stand in amazement and am marveled at You.