His Radiance (An Advent Post)

Renee Ann Smith —  December 1, 2014 — 17 Comments

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He is the radiance of the glory of God & the exact imprint of His nature. ~Hebrews 1:3~

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This seemed a fitting Scripture for the first day of Advent, the season where we celebrate God sending us His beautiful Son!

Here’s how Hebrews 1 sounds from The Message:

By his Son, God created the world in the beginning,
And it will all belong to the Son at the end.
This Son perfectly mirrors God,
  And is stamped with God’s nature.
He holds everything together by what He says—
Powerful words!

And I love these words from the folks at Desiring God about His Radiance:

“The glory of God is the holiness of God put on display. That is, it is the infinite worth of God made manifest.

When the holiness of God fills the earth for people to see, it is called glory. God’s glory is the radiance of his holiness.

It is the out-streaming of his infinite value. And when it streams out, it is seen as beautiful and great.

It separates God from all that is common—like the rarest and most perfect diamond in the world.”

What can I add to those words but —Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!

Thanks for stopping by today. Blessings, friends!

***Photo Backstory: I snapped this iPhone pic on my way to work Friday. I love how it captures our first snow here in upstate New York. Of course, PicMonkey is my editing tool of choice. Feel free to Pin, Tweet, download & share.

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

17 responses to His Radiance (An Advent Post)

  1. Yes, Amen to it all and I loved the graphic.

  2. Thank you for sharing your inspiring words with us here at “Tell Me a Story.”

  3. Congratulations on a God appointed picture. It was so beautiful and fit perfectly when you are talking about God’s radiance. I found your post inspiring and I pinned the quotes to my board here:

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Beautiful photo! What an example of God’s radiance on display.

  5. Thanks for reminding us what Christmas is all about!

  6. What a lovely scripture and picture! Thanks for sharing at #ThreeWordWednesday.

  7. Beautiful photo and post! Thanks for sharing. I’ll find you on Twitter now as you suggest!

  8. Oh how I loved the message version of that verse. Such a lovely pairing of scripture, quotes and your always lovely images, Renee. Blessings to you, friend.

  9. The picture drew me in and the Word kept me. Thank you for sharing this Advent post.

  10. What a lovely photo and word…from one Christian literature teacher to another! I’ll find you on Twitter too!

  11. One of my favorite scriptures about Jesus and the Father. Perfect for Advent, Renee! Thank you for sharing.

  12. Just beautiful – both image and words. Thank you for sharing, and for bringing to Wake Up Wednesday.

  13. For such a short little verse, it sure does pack a lot of punch! Thanks for sharing at Equipping Godly Women Fellowship Fridays!

  14. Thanks for linking up on PinWorthy Wednesday this week. I’ve pinned this article to our shared board on Pinterest. I hope you join us this upcoming Wednesday.

  15. Beautiful, Renee! I love the Message version of that scripture: “This Son perfectly mirrors God,
    And is stamped with God’s nature.” Awesome.

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