Occupied With the Glories
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth”
What a wonderful thing it must have been for the Apostle John and others, to company with the Lord Jesus while He was here on earth. Later on, John wrote: “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life” (1 John 1:1).
Today, the Lord is not on earth the way He was when John and others were with Him, and, although we cannot see Him with the natural eye, yet He is no less real to the eye of faith. “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man” (Hebrews 2:9).
Let’s look up and be occupied with the glories and attributes of the Lord Jesus Christ where He is now — seated as a glorified man at the right hand of God.