We've been looking at the glory of God. In Exodus 34, verse 29 it states, "When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord."
Although the Scriptures speak of Moses as one who spoke to God face to face, Moses never saw God's face. He spoke to God as if they were face to face in a regular conversation, and he got to see the back of God after he passed by, but he didn't see God's face.
The glory of God was reflected on Moses in his radiant face. I've always thought that the haloes that painters put in pictures over the heads of holy people were their way of showing that those people's faces were radiant with the glory of God.
A couple of reflection questions today. Do you speak to God in conversation as if you are face to face? If so, I hope you write down what God says to you.
Have you seen people whose faces are radiant with the presence of God? Or, have people told you that your face is radiant?
I started this website and blog on May 1, 2012. I am a Catholic who has been in ministry for many years. I first developed what I would call a close relationship with Jesus in the early 1970s. Ever since then I have been praying with people for healing and other needs. It is because I have seen so many of these prayers answered that I am so bold as to offer to pray for you individually through this website and phone line.