Scripture Reading: The Ransomed Shall Return
“We will see the glory of the Lord” is the refrain that we are hearing this time of year as we walk the Advent walk. “They will see the glory of the Lord.” is the original context. But we have to ask ourselves, just what does that look like? “They shall see the glory of the Lord, the majesty of our God,” says the prophet Isaiah, announcing in verses 3 and 4 that it will come. That God is on the way to hold accountable all those who have done wrong and to bless those whose trust is resolute on God’s coming. Indeed the faithful will see the glory of the Lord, namely, God’s presence on earth, which is the literal meaning of the word glory.