The Heartbeat
"And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another." – 2 Corinthians 3:18

In this most strange era of wearing masks (or veils), the above verse comes to mind. Here Paul is talking about two things that have happened to us because of Christ:

  • The glory that we have in Christ is an unfading glory. This is UNLIKE the glory or presence of God seen on Moses' face when he visited with God. Back then, when Moses left the presence of God, the glory faded so much that Moses chose to wear a veil so that the people would not see how the glory was fading. But in Christ we have a glory that will not fade away: it is the glory of his eternal presence in us – a presence which is ours to inherit, by grace, through faith.
  • Unlike so many Jews through the centuries who have read the words of Moses but can't see beyond them (to see that Moses was writing of the coming of Jesus, the Messiah), when we read the Old Testament scriptures we can see Jesus. In a very real sense we can read the writings of Moses and our eyes are not blinded to the truth. This year we think of masks as covering our mouths and nose, but the masks or veils that so many Jewish people are wearing today cover their eyes and blind them to seeing Jesus, the real focus of Moses and all the Old Testament scriptures.

Are you wearing a mask when you read the scriptures?

Can you see how Jesus truly is the focus of all the scriptures?

And can you also see how he came to change us, to make us new, to change OUR visage?

So many in our world are spiritually blind: blind to the person and work of Christ as well as blind to how God can change them. May God take away their masks, open their eyes, and give them "eyes to see, ears to hear and hearts to understand." Amen? Amen.

Upcoming Events

Prayer Meeting
29 Jul 2020 - 07:00PM
All Church Hike
16 Aug 2020 - 01:00PM
Annual Church Picnic
30 Aug 2020 - 10:30AM
Fall Bible Study
10 Sep 2020 - 07:00PM
BraveHearts Breakfast
12 Sep 2020 - 07:00AM