Our lives are often filled with worries. What have we done? What is going to happen to us and to those whom we love? Wouldn’t it be a relief (and so much more than a relief) to find something of great value and just bask in contemplation of that thing? We get glimpses of this feeling when we climb a mountain and revel in the view from the top, or when we cry because a character in a movie has done an unselfish act, or even (in a small way) when we see a quarterback make a perfect pass despite the giant defenders bearing down. At such times, we want to cry out, “Glory!” which means, roughly, “That is great!”
God offers us more than we can ever imagine or hope for. God created the world, with all of its beauty and wonder, for us to enjoy. God sustains the world in existence from moment to moment. God loves us and sent Jesus to save us when we had gone far from him. In the end God wants us to be in love with him forever. Our natural response to this is to call out “Glory!” And we do so on Sundays. In fact, worship in church is just practice for living in love with God forever. Come and see what we mean.