This morning’s Bible reading was in Ezekiel, and when I came to this passage, it caused me to stop and ponder.
“Then the glory of the Lord went up from the cherub to the threshold of the temple, and the temple was filled with the cloud and the court was filled with the brightness of the glory of the Lord. Moreover, the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard as far as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when He speaks.” (Ezekiel 10:4–5, NASB95)
First of all, I pondered “the glory of the Lord.” I don’t have any idea what that truly means. I might think I do at times. There are moments when I feel His presence and stand in awe. But mostly it is a mystery, one that won’t be solved until I depart this world.
But the second verse is what caused my imagination to take wing. Listen and imagine the sound that the wings of the cherubim make. Have you ever heard the sound of birds’ wings as sparrows flit from tree to tree or the sound of a hummingbird’s wings as he hovers nearby? Now imagine that sound from wings that are 100 times or 200 times or 300 times bigger. Feel it echo through you. Like someone playing percussion on your chest. It’s “like the voice of God Almighty when He speaks.”
Wow! Kind of sends a chill down your spine, doesn’t it?
Glory. Majesty. Awesome God.