Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016
2 Corinthians 3:12-16
Since, then, we have such a hope, we act with great boldness, not like Moses, who put a veil over his face to keep the people of Israel from gazing at the end of the glory that was being set aside. But their minds were hardened. Indeed, to this very day, when they hear the reading of the old covenant, that same veil is still there, since only in Christ is it set aside. Indeed, to this very day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their minds; but when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed.
And you will know
God came to Moses on the mountain and revealed the 10 words, the commandments. Moses’ face glowed from the encounter with divine glory. He shined from being in the presence of the Glory from whom all life comes. His heart was illumined not by words but by being face-to-face with the presence of The Presence who is present in every sunrise.
But those who are hard of heart cannot stand and do not want to see or imagine that the Holy One is knowable and near … or even real.
Moses face faded as time passed from his encounter on the mountain. The 10 words, the law he received, however good, cannot give what he knew up there. For he knew God. He stood in the Presence of the Loving Mystery who seeks his people in every moment, longing to bring them freedom and joy.
The law, the commandments, may be a guide for life, but they are no substitute for the encounter, for knowing intimacy with the One who can never be reduced to a word, a name or an idea.
For this One is Light and Love, the Source of every light and every love we know on life’s journey. This Light shines in the face of Jesus, revealing the grace and favor with which the Holy One looks at you.
Look at him and know how you are seen.
Feel the light and warm of Love Itself welling within you. The veil will lift. You will know what no words can ever teach.
Pr. David L. Miller