Friday, May 1, 2009

And We, Who With Unveiled Faces…

The temple veil, the veil covering Moses' face after he was with God, the veil that covered the hearts of the followers of the old covenant--all of these had the common trait of hiding the truth from full view. Jesus' death and resurrection removed that veil for all who believe.

"And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit." 2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV

I've always thought that glory from God has to be colorful, the complete opposite of drab and pale. Once we begin to take on "ever increasing glory", we will stand out from the crowd--even to the point of appearing clownish. God's foolishness is wiser than man's wisdom. There is an acting group on the Harding Campus called Theatron, which I understand is Greek for"fools". They consider themselves fools for Christ. I think we like them and the apostle Paul will naturally become more colorful and "foolish" as we live in the glory of the Lord with unveiled faces.