The fact the Moses‘ face shone so much that he had to put something over his face just so that people could look at him and the transfiguration of Jesus whose clothes became glistening, intensely white indicate why flesh could never stand before the presence of God and why our body will be gloriously transformed on the day we met our Lord.
But it also begs the question of how much our face or clothes shine after we have spent time with God.
You think I am kidding, but I am not. Since I was young, I have wanted to spend time with God with the full intent of people being able to just look at me and know that I am one who walks with God. While some people want to see Jesus or at least an angel, this is all I have ever wanted.
There is a holiness to the experience and holiness demands all of me committed to walking with Him. The commitment is not one of duty, but of love. Then follows the incredible act of obedience to what He calls us to do with Him each day, again not because of duty, but of love.
Such maturity and desire is rarely seen these days in my world – how about yours? It makes for a lonely journey. I was watching Pilgrim Progress again, and saw the illustration for loneliness quiet clearly. Then again, Moses was pretty much alone as was Jesus, which means how much more precious my walk with God will be with Him today.
- Musing on the Transfiguration (acorinthian.wordpress.com)
- The Transfiguration (swordsoftruth.com)
- Listening to Jesus (stumblingzombie.wordpress.com)