The ceiling in our daughter’s former bedroom has glow-in-the-dark star stickers stuck all over it. She put them there when she was a young girl. These stickers continue to absorb the light that comes into the room during the daytime, and then at night, when the lights are turned off, they reflect that light. I just haven’t had the desire to take them down because they remind me of wonderful times. But they also remind me of something else – when we spend time in the presence of God, we soak in His light and His glory. And over time spent absorbing God’s glory, it is reflected, out of us. It can actually be seen! After Moses spent 40 days and nights with God receiving the ten commandments for the second time, his face radiated God’s glory and he wasn’t even aware of it! But Aaron and the people saw it. We become a reflection of God’s light, His love and His glory in a tangible way when we spend good quality time with God. After all, God made us for His Glory!
29 When Moses came down Mount Sinai carrying the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, he wasn’t aware that his face had become radiant because he had spoken to the LORD. 30 So when Aaron and the people of Israel saw the radiance of Moses’ face, they were afraid to come near him. Exodus 34:29-30 (NLT)
7 Bring all who claim me as their God, for I have made them for my glory. It was I who created them.’” Isaiah 43:7 (NLT)
2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. Isaiah 60:2 (NKJV)