By Tammy Phillips
December 23, 2020
On December 23, 2016, I sat down at the feet of Jesus to study His word. I chose to be Mary instead of Martha on this day (Luke 10:38-42). I had several devotions that I usually read. The devotions gave me a focus for the day or led me in a direction of study. The Holy Spirit brought me to:
“I have given to them the glory and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one [even] as We are one: I in them and You in Me, in order that they may become one and perfectly united, that the world may know and [definitely] recognize that You sent Me and that You have loved them [even] as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also whom You have entrusted to Me [as Your gift to Me] may be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory, which You have given Me [Your love gift to Me]; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17:22-24 AMPC)
I wrote in my journal: WOW!!! Merry Christmas to me! God has given me His Glory!
I continued to study glory that early December morning. At 6:47 AM, I raised my head just to meditate on these verses and everything that the Holy Spirit was sharing with me about His glory. I caught the faintest pink reflection in the glass of my china cabinet. I looked out my lunette window to see what looked like a cloudy day, but in fact, I glimpsed the faintest smear of vibrant, fiery pink painted in the eastern sky. I could not really see the full sky, so I ran outside to capture this moment in a photo. This was the Masterpiece that God handed me. He spoke to my heart in that moment, “This is just a minuscule example of my glory, my presence.”
December 23rd will forever be remembered as my glory day. It was and is one of my favorite days of the year. Jesus is the greatest gift ever, but that day I learned that as children of God we received his glory for no other reason than His love for us.
I enCOURAGE you to bask in His glory and the love of our Father God. In return throw all the love you have right back at him and forever glorify him.