2Co 3v16 – Lifting the veil

Our son-in-law recently posted a magnificent photo of a dam nestled below a rugged mountain peak on their Instagram page. The beautiful sunset colours reflecting on the mountain and dam were simply magical. He was aghast when someone commented, “Waterworks and plantations”. The person commenting simply failed to see the magnificent beauty of the place. It made me think of Jesus sharing the incredible good news of God’s kingdom to the nation of Israel. Where Jesus was offering life giving water, forgiveness, rest, and eternal life, all the Pharisees saw was a heretic and lawbreaker. So likewise, we too can fail to see God while only mocking his offer as “dry, boring and outdated religion”. As a veil covered the children of Israel’s hearts, causing them to fail to see the glory and presence of God, so too a veil can cover our hearts. Only Jesus has the power to remove this veil so we can behold the wonder of his offer. “But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:16-18). What do you see? Religion and regulations or life and love? Open Bible – http://bit.ly/2co3v16-18