What does the word glory mean? It means: splendor; wonder; brilliance; or exaltation.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (Joh 1:14) This verse is describing Jesus and His glory. It says that “we beheld His glory” which means that we can see it and recognize it.
This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him. (Joh 2:11) Any time that Jesus performed signs, wonders, and miracles, He manifested His glory clearly for all to see.
When Jesus heard that, He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” (Joh 11:4) The only way that a sickness can be for the glory of God is when the sick person receives their complete healing by faith in Jesus Christ and they give all the glory, honor and praise to the Father God.
For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Cor 4:6) The “light” that was given to man was Jesus Christ, the light of the world. (Joh 8:12) As we look into His face and accept Him as our Savior, He shares with us His own glory and relationship with the Father.
In Matthew 5:14 we are told that WE are the light of the world because we are the followers and disciples of Jesus, and we carry Him in us and with us wherever we go.
As we obediently follow Jesus, the Light of the World, we share His light and His life with others. In His name, we pray for people to be saved, delivered, and healed. We are also privileged to see miracles and wonders done in the mighty name of Jesus.
We cannot hide our light, but rather we must allow it to shine brightly in the darkness for we are merely reflecting the glory of Jesus, our Lord and Savior, to the world.