Moses and Botox

When Moses came down from Mt. Sinai…his face was radiant…and he put a veil over his face, but whenever he entered the Lord’s presence to speak with him, he removed the veil until he came out.” (Exodus 34:29-35) Have you ever wondered what Moses’ face looked like after his encounter with God on the mountaintop? Have you wondered what happens to someone’s skin during forty days of continuous exposure to the presence of God? I’m at a place in my life where my skin could use some help—Botox would probably do wonders for me. My frown lines keep frowning even when I’m smiling, and what used to be a dimple is now just a crease. I either need to get some help, or I need to do what Moses did—I need to get in God’s presence and sit there. 2 Corinthians 3:18 says, “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” Prolonged exposure to the love and nature of Christ beautifies us—regardless of our external appearance. Paul makes it clear that we look like our gaze—we become what we behold, so let’s do our best to reflect more and more of the love and beauty of Jesus, until people have a hard time remembering what we used to look like on our own.

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