In Isaiah 6:2-3, the prophet has a vision where angels are flying above God and crying out to each other,
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord almighty;
The whole earth is full of his glory.”
The whole earth is filled with the glory of the Lord.
Think about that for a moment: if the earth is full of God’s glory, than right now we are surrounded with the glory of the Lord.
Take it a little further. In every plant and mountain, every tree and ocean, the waterfalls and rocks and grasses, the valleys and forests, hills and planes, the glory of the Lord is present.
They are filled with the glory of the Lord.
God Himself reiterates this reality in Numbers 14:21:
“As surely as I live and as surely as the glory of the Lord fills the whole earth…”
It’s not a disputed reality in God’s mind.
As much as God is alive, so much is it a reality that His glory covers the earth.
So when we look at the earth, we see what is covered in His glory.
Glory in the mountains, glory in the deserts, glory in the rock formations, waterfalls, wildflowers, forests, beaches, on and on, it’s all full of the Lord’s glory.
We even get to touch that glory when we touch something that God created – another human being, the lichen on a rock, the bark of a tree, dip our hands in a spring, feel the softness of a flower petal –