In the Light of His Glory and Grace

There are not a lot of words to say about what we have seen and heard in these last few months. There has been a plethora of emotions, thoughts and ideas. When waves of emotions hit me, there is nothing that can calm my anxious heart like sitting with my Jesus. In a season of unknowns, we turn our eyes to the Name Above All Other Names, Jesus. 

 “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.”

This song has been on the forefront of my mind all week. I asked the Lord to let the things around me grow strangely dim once again and let me experience the light of His glory and grace. When we experience the glory of God, something happens in our spirit in the area of trust. The world starts to grow dim as the light and faith inside us grows brighter.  This sets our mind back on the truth of God’s word. The truth that God IS real. He formed every part of our world, and universe. He created us, He breathed life into us. Jesus came, He died, He rose again, and now He sits at the right hand of the Father. He is our Yeshua, our Rescuer and Deliverer. We must trust God, not how we trust humans, as they will at some point let you down. But trust God with an entirely new definition of trust. One that says, no matter what the situation, no matter what the fear, no matter how my life might look, I trust you with all that I am. 

When Moses came off the mountain after spending time with the Lord, His face was physically glowing. When we see evil all around us, we cannot fix it with ideas, but we can fix evil with being a reflection and glowing light of God, leading people to Christ. When there is an absence of light, there is darkness, but when we let the light of God in, the darkness must flee. Let us stand in a posture of faith saying, “God You’re too good to not believe.” In a world full of questions, the answer is Jesus and His name alone. 

I told my husband a few weeks ago that my favorite thing in the world is to see people getting wrecked (in a good way) for Jesus. When I was speaking at a conference in Oklahoma, a young girl gave her life to Jesus and experienced His touch of His spirit. She was crying and said she finally felt peace for the first time. Another woman, who was experiencing bondage of sin experienced the power of God and His freedom and said she felt lighter as the chains were broken and she could finally walk free. I held a woman who was weeping in a parking lot, and as we sat on the asphalt, all we could do was pray and experience the peace that surpasses all understanding completely engulf her, she felt His peace and mercy in that moment. There are so many stories of people experiencing the touch of God, and I am fully convinced that this is the change that we need to see in our world; a broken people who find the truth that sets them free. 

As believers, let us seek the face of God in our time, put our very trust in Him, and believe for the unbelievable. We are the light of the world, the hope for the broken and a city on a hill that cannot be hidden. Let us not crouch down in the face of fear and brokenness but let us be the help that God has called us to be. Let us pray revival, and see a world turn their eyes upon Jesus.  

Published by Emily Rodewald

Emily is a writer and worship leader. She has written several worship songs, she is a co-author or two children's books and has begun writing about the light of Jesus in her blog at She is a co-founder of Parallel Ministries and a mom of two boys, George and Oliver. She has been married for 13 years to the man of her dreams, Daniel. She and her family live in beautiful Montana where they enjoy taking the boys fishing, going on adventures, and renovating their new home.

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