“For behold, darkness will cover the earth, and deep darkness the peoples; but the Lord will rise upon you and His glory will appear upon you” (Isaiah 60:2).
As disappointed as the post-exilic Jews may have been upon their less than triumphal return to Jerusalem, God’s prophet reminds them that present circumstances do not define the kind future God has in store for you. In fact, God’s aspirations are so high for his people that he places his glory upon them. That is, the weight, or importance, of his person is entrusted to, and rests upon every person of faith. The weight of his glory gives weight to who you are.