Exodus 34:29-30, NIV:  When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the LORD. When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him.

It has been said that, “It is impossible to come into the presence of God, and to leave unchanged.” The transforming presence of God penetrates deeply, changing us from the inside out. In Moses’ case, this was more than obvious to those who looked on him. Imagine what would happen, if those around us could look into our faces and clearly see the evidence of our having been with God. We have to wonder what kind of an effect it would have on them. Would they be curious, enthralled, or afraid? Would they be inclined to ask what, or Who, has changed us? Is that something we would like to experience: to know what it is like to be with God in such a way that His glory is evident in our faces? The truth is that the more time we spend with God, the more He is likely to be seen within us. All that we are can become a living testimony to the transforming power of God. We might then ask ourselves, “When was the last time someone looked at me and could see that I had been in the presence of God?” Can you remember such a time?