In the presence of the Lord, Moses changed. But he really had no idea the extent of it. He couldn’t see himself. He didn’t know that he had become radiant.
On my own journey with the Lord, I am aware of certain ways in which I have been changed. I think I walk with more of a sense of freedom, as I know only God’s judgment—not the world’s—matters. I’m pretty sure I’m more patient than I would be if I didn’t try to keep the model of Christ’s humility at my center.
But perhaps there are other ways in which the Lord makes his presence known within me, ways that I can’t see myself. For every day, I’m moved by the witness—sometimes unknowingly—of others who’ve encountered God in unique ways on mountains near and far.
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