Anyway, today this is what I woke up to in my head. I'd sing it for you, but....you know.
"My eyes have seen the glory of the Lord"
As the words kept swimming through my head I had to stop and examine them. I looked up the phrase in the bible (a handly online version) just out of curiosity. I'd forgotten that this was the term used throughout the Old Testament when they were talking about the physical cloud of fire that represented God's presence as they traveled and within the temple.
At the close of the Old Testament did that mean that the glory of the Lord was done? Vanished? Look what the angels are singing in Isaiah:
"And they were calling to one another:
"Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory." Isaiah 6:3
The Glory of the Lord is all around us. We tend to forget as we go about our lives that we are surrounded by it, that it permeates our lives.
"The most significant use of the ideas of glory and majesty is their application to God. In this regard, it is sometimes stated that God's glory is the external manifestation of his being. God's glory is something that appears ( Exod 16:10 ), is revealed ( Isa 40:5 ), or can be seen ( Num 14:22 )." (crosswalk.com)
Look around you today. Watch with waiting eyes to see the Glory of the Lord. It is all around and within you.