God Reveals His Glory

"How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven."
God Reveals His Glory
Therefore we should acknowledge and make much of the boundless glory of God by which He has revealed Himself to us in His church. For it is not the kind of house in which He creates as He created all things in the beginning out of nothing. No, it is a house in which He speaks with us, deals with us, feeds us, and cares for us when we are asleep and when we are awake. But how few there are who believe this! This is true, and it is a very great Word, in which the angels in heaven take delight. When they hear it, they are filled with joy and gladness because of this knowledge of the church. Yet they cannot look at, consider, and admire it enough. For the church includes God, who dwells with us in such a way that He quickens, guards, and heals us; and by this dwelling together He brings it about that in this life there is the house of God and the gate of heaven.

From Lectures on Genesis (Luther's Works 5:249)
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