Jesus came as the God-man to make the invisible God visible. In John 14:9 Jesus says, “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.” Jesus is the glory of God.
And yet, God’s plan is also to work in and through us. Jesus came to show the glory of God, to die for all of us who fall short of the glory of God, forgive us, and fill us with His Spirit to transform us from one degree of glory to another so that we can be the means by which God now makes His glory known to the world.
That is why Colossians 1:27 says, “To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
God doesn’t intend to do this through disconnected individuals but through His body, the Church, as Ephesians 1:22-23 says: “And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.”