You are.

You are tempted to fill in a blank at the end of that sentence. You are ___. Most of what you might place in that blank are not worthy to be compared to the revealed glory that you are.

How is it that you are?

That is wonderful question. A glorious question. It is among the greatest questions you can ever ask. For it directs you toward a Glory far greater than you.

Why You Are Here

Oh, you are glorious. You are a glory of such magnitude that if I was not so dulled by my depravity, so blinded by the cataracts of my selfishness, I could be tempted to worship you (Revelation [19:10]). You only find that nearly impossible to believe because you have the same sin infected heart-eye disease that I have. What glory you do see at your very best you see through dark lenses (1 Corinthians [13:12]). And they filter out so much glory, it’s grievous and makes us groan. And yet, in our fallen state, this is, in part, a mercy. It keeps us from sinfully worshiping the glory we emanate as if it were our own — any more than we already do. That is a great evil. For your glory is like a glorious ray of a more glorious Sun. You are a glory that has its origin in the Glory of glories. You are a spoken glory. You are a word of God. I AM has said, “You are.”

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I AM is why you are. Why are you here? I AM has spoken you here. You are not the product of millions of years of meaningless mutations and mistakes. You are a word that God is speaking — even now — infused with more meaning than you have hardly begun to comprehend.

The Vociferous God

God said. God said! Who can comprehend such a marvel? Abandon all flannel board and Sistine Chapel conceptions of the Glorious One who “calls into existence the things that do not exist” (Romans [4:17]), who created and is still creating the universe by his word (Hebrews 11:3). That you are and all that exists is, is the greatest apology for the existence of the I AM that exists:

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. (Romans [1:20])

God is not silent! All that exists he is speaking into being (Hebrews 1:3) and his voice thunders with majestic power (Psalm 29:3-4). It is humans who are hearing impaired. But even so, science is beginning to hear — at least some sounds if not the Speaker. After centuries of scientific exploration, when many dreamed that matter was all there is, we are now beginning to peer deep enough to find that there are words beneath the matter!

Written by Jon Bloom
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