The Glory of Christby John Owen
To see the glory of Christ is one of the greatest privileges that a Christian can enjoy. Anyone who does not see his glory in this world, will not see his glory in heaven, and no one should look for anything in heaven that he has not experienced in this life. Just as looking directly into the sun darkens our vision, so Christ’s heavenly splendour is too brilliant for our mind’s eye, but in seeing it by faith, we are prepared for heaven. In his immense essence, the infinite God is invisible to our finite human eyes, and will remain so for eternity. Only “in the face of Jesus Christ” can we see God and be filled with peace and rest.
“If Calvin helped shape my mind, then Owen helped shape my soul. Few if any authors have captured the profound understanding of the person of Christ with a spirit of loving trust and devotion to him that causes a reader to sense that he or she is beginning to be ‘lost in wonder, love, and praise.’ Owen does this.”