Moses came down from Mount Sinai. As he came down from the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant] in his hand, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. 30 When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, the skin of his face was shining, and they were afraid to come near him. 31 But Moses called to them; and Aaron and all the leaders of the congregation returned to him, and Moses spoke with them. 32 Afterward all the Israelites came near, and he gave them in commandment all that the Lord had spoken with him on Mount Sinai. 33 When Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face; 34 but whenever Moses went in before the Lord to speak with him, he would take the veil off, until he came out; and when he came out, and told the Israelites what he had been commanded, 35 the Israelites would see the face of Moses, that the skin of his face was shining; and Moses would put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with him. – Exodus 34:29-35
Exodus 34:29 reads “When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord.” Wow! What if our faces lit up every time we spoke to or heard from God? It would help us quickly weed out those who said they knew him vs those who are truly KNOWN by him – right?
Our dear Sunday School teacher, Johnnie Boghich, has a sweet tradition that she uses to close her class every Sunday morning. In fact, our Wednesday morning study of 12 – 13 wisdom-filled (notice I didn’t say senior 😉) women have also taken on this sweet ritual. As each weekly class ends, everyone holds hands and says in unison Psalm 19:14, “May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing to you, oh Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”
Everything we say, think or do reflects our relationship with God. As we stand firm to Psalm 19:14, our faces and hearts will surely reflect Jesus and perhaps even sometimes glow just a bit.