Sunday, February 15, 2009
Sunday’s message by Steve Pennington
We often feel unqualified to be an ambassador of Christ or to share, with words to others, the hope we have in Christ. The Holy Spirit, however, works through us to reflect the glory of God. When Moses met God to bring the ten commandments to the people, his face reflected the glory of God from being in His presence. This reflected glory was so amazing the people were frightened at first but it also lent credibility to his words. The reflected Glory, however, began to fade as time passed between times he met face to face with God. Moses put a veil over his face to hide the fact that this reflected glory would fade over time.
Paul teaches us that when we have a relationship with Christ and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in our lives that our faces are “unveiled” and we are “being transformed” so that our “faces reflect the Lord’s Glory”. This reflected glory will not fade as it did with Moses but will increase with our Spirit led walk. See 2 Cor. 3:18.
Whatever measure of “light” we have reflected in our faces can pierce the darkness. With this increasing glory reflected in our faces we can each go light the world.