And all who sat in the council, looking steadfastly at him, saw his face as the face of an angel.
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The New York Times recently carried an article about what the newspaper called a “youthful glow, radiating from within,” which characterizes certain people. The writer described the multibillion-dollar skin care industry and the prevalence of cosmetic surgery. But having a youthful glow is “more than skin deep,” said the columnist. It must come from within, from our attitudes and lifestyle habits.
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Indeed. In eternity our faces will glow with radiance possible only in heaven. According to Revelation 21, the Celestial City shines with the internal radiance of the glory of God; and we can assume our faces will shine like the face of Moses on Mount Sinai, of Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration, and of Stephen in Acts 6.
But we don’t have to wait until heaven. The Bible says: “We all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:18). Psalm 34:5 says, “They looked to Him and were radiant.” The easiest way to make our faces beautiful is by looking at Him.
A person’s face is the signature of his soul.
William L. Stidger, early twentieth-century preacher
By David Jeremiah.