Dear People of God:
In Exodus Chapter 3 we are told that Moses hid his face because he was afraid to look at God. This was the beginning of the many revelations that Moses had of God. His knowledge of God was what he had gathered from his family and from what the people of Israel had passed down the generations from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
This is a God that they knew very little, even though they had a history with him that spanned hundreds of years.
Many of our own experiences of God have been vague and based on what has been passed down the generations. We know the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - the God of our fathers and mothers. While this can be a beginning, it is still an insufficient understanding of God.
All of us, like Moses, need new personal encounters of the Holy, which bring a new revelation. There is always more of God. In Exodus, God initiates a revelation of himself in the desert place, and God's revelation is often accompanied with a call. A call to move from fear to love. Each revelation increases our longing to see more of God.
The more we see him face to face, the more we begin to reflect his glory and goodness.
May the glory of God shine upon each one of you!
J. David Singh