A couple of days ago I happened to be on the street and all of a sudden a high end car (Ferrari or Corvette) passed me by. It almost looked like a space car on wheels! Since I was heading in the same direction, I could not help but observe the candid reactions of onlookers as the car passed them by. Almost unknowingly some passers by began to point at the car and pass comments, while some just stopped and gazed at its beauty.
The Bible tells us (Exodus 34:29) that when Moses came down from meeting and speaking with the Lord, his face shone and he knew not. The Israelites were so afraid of Moses that he had to call the children of Israel to him. They actually put a veil on his face because of the glory he was reflecting.
Have you ever considered that there is an inner beauty in you that is waiting to be revealed? Outward beauty fades but the Bible tell us in Psalms 34:5, that those who look to Him, their faces are radiant.
I just felt the Holy Spirit speak to me a few points through this incident which I felt like sharing:
1. May our lives reflect His glory
May our lives reflect the glory of our King, and may the world stop to gaze on the brilliance of our Lord Jesus emitting from our “intimacy” with Him, as He, lives and reigns in us (Romans 12: 1,2; 1 Peter 2:1-2).
May the world come to view and experience “The Glory” you carry because as HE is, so are we in this world (1 John 4:17). Another way of looking at this is – the world will see the glory of God revealed when our intimacy with Jesus grows. Psalm 103:7 says “He made known His ways (intimacy to access His heart) to Moses, His deeds (miracles, signs and wonders) to the people of Israel.
2. Break your alabaster Jar
This world places such an emphasis on acceptance through outward appearance (looks of the car), but never forget you carry “His Presence” in your alabaster jar. The fragrance of a life yielded to Jesus cannot be bottled. It must be broken for others to experience. You are the light of this world and may you shine in this dark world with the beauty of the Lord.
3. Enjoy the ride with Jesus
Lastly, let us be as oblivious to onlookers praises and worldly attention as Moses or the guy driving that beautiful car, just enjoy the ride with Jesus. Though we may be seated in the drivers seat we are constantly aware that in Him we live and move and have our being. So that in all things God may be glorified (1 Peter 4:11).