Jason Gray brings us a reminder that there is something better on the other side with “Glory Days.” It is featured on the third part of the three-volume music album Order Disorder Reorder.
The song is pretty simplistic, but it is very encouraging. Gray is one of the best singers at bringing exhortation to the body of Christ. He reminds us that God is on our side even on the worst of days. What the devil meant evil, God will make for good. Gray brings it all together with some edification. Yes, the song came out in 2020, but it is definitely worth revisiting.
Gray discussed how 2 Cor. 3:18 and Romans 5:3-4 were the inspiration the song. “I love the way the two different uses of ‘glory’ play together in these verses,” he said according to CCM Magazine.
“It got me thinking about the phrase ‘glory days’ and how we tend to think of the glory days as a charmed time in our life when everything was perfect and trouble-free. But as I read those verses, and elsewhere in scripture, it’s clear that the difficult days are when God gets his best work done in us; as suffering produces perseverance, perseverance, character, and character hope [Rom. 5:3-4]. I wondered: what if our glory days are actually the days of trouble and struggle that God uses to transform me ‘from glory to glory?’ [2 Cor. 3:18].”
One of the coolest aspect is the music video. There is an honest and humbling vibe about it as it shows Jason Gray walking through streets as the song plays. There is no lip syncing or fancy effects. Just him and the words of the song to remind you that the glory days are ahead.
Check out the song below:
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