OUR LORD IS RESPLENDENT IN GLORY AND LIGHT
The prophet Ezekiel, while by the banks of the Kebar River in Babylon, saw a vision of God. He first described a wind swirling in the distance and then he saw an immense cloud approaching from which lightening flashed. A brilliant light shone around it while its center was like glowing metal.
He then described four living creatures that had bodies like humans but had four faces and four wings. These astonishing beings moved to and fro with their wings rising and lowering.
Ezekiel then described the Lord elevated above the living creatures as follows:
"Then there came a voice from above the vault over their heads as they stood with lowered wings. Above the vault over their heads was what looked like a throne of lapis lazuli, and high above on the throne was a figure like that of a man. I saw that from what appeared to be his waist up he looked like glowing metal, as if full of fire, and that from there down he looked like fire; and brilliant light surrounded him. Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him.
This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking."
This vision of the Lord on the throne gives a vivid image of the Lord our God in His majestic array. His glory was so intense that Ezekiel fell face down at the sight of Him.
Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. - Psalm 28 verse 10.
This is our God whom we worship and adore.