I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Psalm 63:2
Many of you may recall Mel, an elderly man I knew when I was in Alaska. He had a very special reverence for God. I recall once he told me that any more than a glimpse of God in all his glory would be enough to “do us in.” Why? Because He’s so holy and we’re so sinful. Mel didn’t put a lot of stock or belief in people who said they were just gazing for hours at His glory. He thought the person should certainly be dead by now because of it.
Whether David actually saw God or not is debatable since “No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son” (John 1:18). Moses got a glimpse but only a glimpse.
We do understand the significance of David saying this. What it actually looked like, well, we don’t know. Suffice to say that many see the Hand of God moving in people’s live daily. They see His power and glory at work in the world.
Look at world events. We continue to see Old and New Testament prophecies come to life (Iran, Iraq, Russia, Israel, Jordan, and Egypt are all very active in world events). That is the glory and power of God at work in the world.
Often, seeing the glory and power of God is merely a matter of stepping back and seeing life unfold. He’s at work more than we think or know.