PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Neuschwanstein Castle is a castle in Germany that my husband has toured and loves.
So much so that one of the rooms in our basement is called “The German Room,” and we have several pictures of Neuschwanstein on the wall (plus a suit of armor… and one of Wayne’s drum sets… because, you know, priorities, haha!).
The castle served as the inspiration for the castle in Disney’s ”Sleeping Beauty.”
It is a glorious masterpiece of architecture.
If it weren’t for my significant fear of flying, my husband and I would have probably visited Neuschwanstein by now.
He is itching to go again, but as for me—right now, I’m content to just admire it from half-a-world away.
The castle is iconic and those who have visited it are overwhelmed by the incredible building and glorious vistas that surround it.
But when it comes to magnificence, nothing is of course, more so than God.
His glory is so intense and great that He told Moses, “You cannot see my face, for man shall not see me and live” (Exodus 33:20).
And in Revelation 21:22, it says, “And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.”
Isn’t that amazing?
God’s glory shines so brightly in heaven that there is no need for sun, moon, or stars.
Though we cannot see God, we can still get a glimpse of His glory.
We see it when we read His word.
We feel it when His Spirit comforts us.
We experience it when we are given His peace.
We see vestiges of it when we look at the world and universe He created.
There are those who make the argument that because you can’t see God, He doesn’t exist.
But those of us who have trusted in Him can see Him!
We may not be able to see His face, but He gives us glimpses of His glorious self through the miracle of His love, grace, and mercy.
And it’s my prayer that those who have yet to see His glory will have the eyes of their hearts opened so they too can view it with awe and wonder.
Today, as you pray, praise God for being so glorious!
Thank Him that though we can’t see Him, we can experience His glory!
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you be ever-aware of it.
Pray that more people will see it.