And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.” vs. 182 Corinthians 3:17-4:2
Sometimes amazing truths are hiding in obscure passages of scripture that we may not even have read before. Who would have thought that Paul, writing about the veiled face of Moses, would pass on to us some of the most spectacular good news we will ever see or hear. Just look at what he’s telling the Corinthians and us! As we turn to Christ, he says, we are seeing the glory of God being reflected back into our own faces! And more than that, as we continue to believe, we are being transformed into the image of Christ! We are becoming what we have been intended to be from the very beginning of creation. And this isn’t something we have to try hard to become, it is what the Holy Spirit of God is making of us. If we believe this, our whole life in Christ is turned upside down. Being a follower of Jesus isn’t being the best person we can be, it isn’t a matter of satisfying heaven’s minimum entrance requirements so we too can make it through the pearly gates. All that stuff is beside the point! In reality, day by day we are becoming Christs for the world, and through us the peaceable kingdom is being established. Wow!
Thought for the Day: What happens when I see the face of Christ in my mirror?