Canopy of Glory


Consider the beauty of God’s earth and look forward to the canopy of glory we will enjoy in heaven!  As we consider the wonder of creation and the beauty of God’s creativity, think about how majestic it will be to live under his reign and glory in heaven…

1 In that day the Branch of the Lord will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of the survivors in Israel. 3 Those who are left in Zion, who remain in Jerusalem, will be called holy, all who are recorded among the living in Jerusalem.

5 Then the Lord will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over everything the glory will be a canopy. 6 It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain.
Isaiah 4:1-3, 5-6

I am sitting in a campsite in Deception Pass State Park and looking up at the canopy of hundred-foot-high firs and cedars over the park with the blue sky hanging in the balance above. An eagle soared in circles over us today in glory and power.

And then I read of the day of the Lord in which his branch will be beautiful and glorious over the people and land of God. Those who are left in Zion, who remain in Jerusalem, who are the children of God in his eternal city, will be called holy and will dwell under the canopy of his glory.

Think about this. The God who made the firs and cedars, who set the sky in place and sent the eagles to soar over us will be a canopy of glory over us in eternity when he reigns forever with us as his children and heirs.

God will be our shelter and shade and refuge and hiding place, yet we will have nothing to hide from. God will protect us from everything and will shower us in his everlasting love.

Do not ignore or take for granted how majestic God’s creation is, or how glorious the Lord is. Consider the beauty of his earth and look forward to the canopy of glory we will enjoy in heaven!

Amen.

Marc Kinna

 

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