ABRAHAM LINCOLN, when he was President of the U.S., was advised to nominate a recommended guy in his Cabinet. He refused. When asked why, he said, “I don’t like his face.” Those pushing for his inclusion into the cabinet were puzzled, but Lincoln continued, “Every man over forty is responsible for his face.”
A rough hewed man stumbled into our church one Sunday. By the look on his face, his life had been a hard one. He came back the next Sunday and brought his wife. She also had “that” look – c’mon, you know what I mean. These people had been through the mill. The church people surrounded them with love and acceptance even though they were not “of us.” A few Sundays later they came forward, bowed at the altar in prayer and gave their heart and life to Christ. Over the next few months their appearance changed. I’m not sure I can fully describe it, but there was a decided and remarkable glow on their face. That shadowed, scrubby, “don’t mess with me” face was no longer there. The glow of God transformed their face from inside out.
“When Moses finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face, but when he went into the presence of GOD to speak with him, he removed the veil until he came out. When he came out and told the Israelites what he had been commanded, they would see Moses’ face, its skin glowing, and then he would again put the veil on his face until he went back in to speak with GOD.”
Exodus 34:33-35 🎼🎶
“I am redeemed, all glory to The Lamb!
Saved from all sin and purified I am;
Bought by the Blood that flowed from Calvary,
For the Lord has made me free.
“Hallelujah I am free
Oh what glorious liberty
Since the blessed Lord
Has cleansed and made me whole
I am redeemed all glory to His name
He abides within my soul.”
(A. A. Jameson)