Isaiah was completely undone when he got just a glimpse of the glory of God. “I am ruined,” he said (Isa. 6:5)
Nietzsche once said that when things move away from God they become “carved out”, less real. The dilemma of man is the lightness of his own reality, we seem to be barely here, constantly on the verge of being snuffed out like the flickering flame of a candle.
The glory of God is found in the weightiness of his reality, the impossibility of his non-existence. We are nearly crushed when we are brushed by the heaviness of his glory. God dwells in a place where we cannot go. He is "holy, holy, holy" and chooses to remain transcendent, hidden from us, less we be crushed by his holiness. "…who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see." - 1 Tim. 6:16
Kevin Probst - Teaches History, Government and Apologetics at the high school level in Columbus Georgia.