We are not like Moses, who put a veil over his face so the people of Israel would not see the glory, even though it was destined to fade away.

But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

2 Corinthians 3:13, 16 NLT

This is my earnest prayer that you bid me to come beyond the veil

–Darryl Coley

So many times we settle for a surface understanding of who God is. There’s another dimension of life that we don’t even see. We get tangled up in arguments about religion and never move beyond the veil of reason to experience the very presence of God.

Moses had gone up the mountain to receive the Ten Commandments from God. He stayed in God’s presence for 40 days and nights with no real focus on time. Being in God’s presence caused Moses to radiate with the glory from God.

When Moses finally came down the people were so intimidated by his glow they begged him to put a veil over his face. At first he put the veil up because it bothered them. Then at some point he put the veil up because it bothered him.

Moses put the veil up because the glory was fading and he didn’t want the people to see it.

For whatever reason we all have a tendency to hide behind veils. We don’t want people to see our true spiritual condition. The objective of life is to get beyond the veil.

  1. We shouldn’t have anything to hide or be ashamed of. When Jesus comes in our lives he takes away our shame. For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Romans 1:16)
  2. We should be authentic. God calls us to be ourselves. He knew Moses had a stuttering problem before he called him. God loves you flaws and all. No need to veil that.
  3. We should be transparent. We don’t always glow! We have days where the glory fades. On those days it’s okay to say, “I’m not in the best place today but that doesn’t mean that I no longer love Jesus!” I’m just having a bad day and I will get beyond the veil! 
  4. When we turn to the Lord the veil is taken away. Everyday we must make our way back up the mountain to fellowship with Jesus, Moses, and Elijah like the disciples did when Jesus was transfigured. We don’t build shelters there instead we are inspired by the transformation and come down glowing without a veil.

Dear God,

Help us to get beyond the veil today. Our job is not to be the sun but the moon. The moon simply reflects the light of the son. It has no light of its own. Keep me in close relationship with Jesus so that I am a true reflection of his glory.

In Jesus’ Name,