Monday, January 30, 2017

"Face To Face" - 01/29/17 - Exodus 33-35

"God continued, "But you may not see My face. No one can see Me and live." God said, "Look, here is a place right beside Me. Put yourself on this rock. When My Glory passes by, I'll put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I've passed by.              

Then I'll take My hand away and you'll see My back. But you won't see My face." (33:20-23)

All today these verses have struck my heart. 
How much it pained Moses to watch the back of our ABBA as He passed by.  Yearning, desiring to see Him face to face. 
How much it had to of pained our ABBA even more.  For what an ABBA we have.  One who loves us so.  One who created us to be with Him.  One who more than we are able to comprehend, yearns and desires with the all of Himself to be with us. 

I think about how it was in the garden with Adam and Eve.  They spent time together with God.  Face to face.  Adam and Eve were without sin.  Until the apple...........

I think about how it had to have broken our ABBA's heart.  Not being able to be together face to face any longer.  Knowing if they were, they would die because He is Holy.  
When we are not able to be with our loved ones.  Even if the separation causes us an actual pain in our heart.  It is only an inkling of how very much our ABBA yearns to be with us/  Face to face. 

But because of sin.  Because of sin He gave us His Son.  Because of sin.  He gave us The Holy Spirit as our companion and Helper.  Because of sin. He gave us The Word as our own Personal Love Letter. Because of sin.  He gave us the blessing of being a part of His Family.

I think about this conversation between He and Moses and am pretty sure He wanted more than even Moses did to have face to face time. 

I think about how He shines through His family here on this earth and how He loves us through them.  I think about how I can see Him in the faces of those who live life with and for Him. 
And my heart smiles.

I think about how there aren't any words to adequately describe how
it will be one day in Heaven where we will be sharing eternity with Him. 
And I smile knowing.  Those we do share face to face time here.  They are all a Taste of Heaven.
A preview of our family.  Spending face to face time with Him.  Eternally.   


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