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So much of the world around us, including us, is veiled at this time.  We are covered up, covered over or covered closed.  

We see doors closed, buildings and store fronts boarded up, and people wearing masks of every shape, design and color.  Not just a plain mask for me….oh no….a cloth one made of pretty fabric that still compresses my face and obstructs my breathing.  Veiled in a playful way.  Struggling all the same.  Whew

It is interesting what you observe when coming face to face with someone veiled.  Their expression is covered, their eyes are fixed and emotions cannot be read. You cannot tell if the other person is a friend or a foe.  This is such an important time to lean on the guidance of the Precious Holy Spirit.  He will guide and direct us into all truth. (John 16:13)

I have been taken to 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 which I would like to share with you.  Father God is talking to us about veiled faces.

2 Corinthians 3:16-18 (ESV)

16 But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 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. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

In the world, the belief is that we must be veiled to be safe.  Father God tells us that when we turn to Him our veil is removed.  When we behold Him with unveiled faces, His Spirit will come alive within us as we see the glory of the Lord. 

Sometimes I get a glance of people who are without a mask.  People that I haven’t seen for a while and I am surprised at what they have been covering up.  I am surprised at the exposure of their current situations. 

Father God is not surprised at all.  He sees behind our masks – our veils.  He still holds us dear but He wants us to drop the covering and come fully to Him.

The world says cover and be safe…..Father says uncover, behold me without a veiled face and I will show you things you do not know. (Jeremiah 33:3)

When I was a child I thought I could hide from God.  I thought that what I did not speak out, He did not know.  I was wrong.  Nothing could hide me from God. No veil could cover me from God’s eyes.  

Today as we seek His glorious face of truth, let us enter with unveiled faces. Let us hold nothing back. Let us go full speed ahead into the glorious presence of our Jesus.  He already knows.  JustAsk

I remain in His peace to love and serve.

Nancy Lennert

Board President RBCC/TSN

©2020 Reading Berks Conference of Churches

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