even scraggly spruces shine
And bare twigs are bright with beauty.
2 Cor 3:16-18 ~ from The Message
Whenever, though, they turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are—face-to-face!
They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone.
And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We’re free of it! All of us!
Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face.
And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah,
our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful
as God enters our lives
we become like him.”