The Face of God

On the mountaintop, Moses ask to see God's face. You can see my goodness, God answered, but...
You cannot see my face; for no one shall see me and live.
 Exodus 33:20

God is beyond anything we can imagine. Yet Christians believe that in the Baby in the manger, the Teacher on the mountainside, and the Man on the cross, God's face was finally shown to humanity.
Christ pushed it to the limits, though. He told us to look for his face in the people around us. The way we treat them, he told us, is the way we would treat the very God in our midst.
God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him.
 1 John 4:9
Prayer after thinking about today's devotion:
O thou the reflection of whose transcendent glory did once appear unbroken in the face of Jesus Christ, give me today a heart like his—a brave heart, a true heart, a tender heart, a heart with great room in it, a heart fixed on thyself; for his Name's sake.
 John Baillie, A Diary of Private Prayer
After your own thanksgivings & petitions, close with the Lord's Prayer.
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