Canadian music artist Bruce Cockburn wrote a song “Rumors of Glory” in which he observes that, ”behind the pain and fear sketched on our faces something is shining, like gold but better: rumors of glory.”
But what are these rumors of glory?
Genesis 1:27 says man was made in the very image of God. But often that glory, that image of God, gets hidden by sin, hardships, substances, loss, choices, abuses and evil. But despite the toll these things place on us, the image of God is still there.
I view my counseling ministry as a collaboration in which we work together….God, client, therapist, in order to make our way back to what God intended for our lives. We were created for glory!
It is only when one’s true story is finally told in all it’s painfulness and only in accepting the deepest truths about ourselves, that real being, real living is discovered. In the very face of death we find life. Following the cross of suffering is the resurrection of being.
~ Author, Ronald Nydam
Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
~I Corinthians 13:12
To acquire wisdom is to love oneself; people who cherish understanding will prosper.
The purposes of a man’s heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out.