Tuesday, May 11, 2010

turn around!

Do you know the feeling that you have when you sense someone is behind you even though you can't see them?  At some point you try to find a discrete way of moving or turning so you can confirm their presence and recognize the person.  It's almost eery how we can sense another human being that way.  The Lord comes up behind us, as well, and is very interested to find out if we will turn to Him.  He doesn't necessarily shake us by the shoulder, or push us in the back but it's interesting that often people sense He is there and yet don't want to turn.  The people of Israel were used to being shielded from the brilliance of God's glory.  They couldn't even look on Moses' face as he came down, radiant, from being in God's presence.  He had to wear a veil over his face to reduce the holy glow so they could gaze at him as he presented the tablets and returned from the mountain top.  Amazingly, there are many who even read the Bible but do not see God clearly....there is a veil that still lies between them and the Lord.  But we have a wonderful promise...if we become aware that God is near...and we are very likely to do so if we read the Bible...and we sincerely turn around and fully face Him...the veil drops away and we truly see the Lord.  With nothing between us and the Lord we feel His glory full in the face and reflect Him as Moses did centuries ago...and He begins to transform us into His own image, step by step. 
2 Corinthians 3:15 But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart. 16 Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Rob Smith
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