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?