“But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.” What joyful words!
Father, there was a curtain, a veil in front of the Holy of Holies in the tabernacle and in the Temple. It separated the people from Your personal presence. Only the High Priest went inside the veil, and only once a year, to make atonement for all Your people.
But when You died on the cross in Jerusalem, the actual veil in the Temple was literally torn! It was ripped in half from top to bottom, forever giving access through the cross, to the Holy of Holies. To Your presence.
Where You are “there is freedom.” But the world and the evil one seek to take that freedom away. The philosophies of man say there is no absolute truth, and that morality is relative to the times and accepted behaviors of whatever society I live in.
The world would have me walk around veiled by falsehoods that deny Your existence, Your power and Your authority on this earth. They deny You are the Creator, and encourage me to worship false idols, or even myself as “god.”
Father, help me see clearly, and not “drink the kool-aid” of these false beliefs.
Do not let me be veiled by anything that would keep me from You. But let me “with unveiled face, reflect the Lord’s glory, being transformed into His likeness …” So that others around me also see You through me.
Rid me of those things that are not of You: selfishness, greed, pride. Let me produce the Fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, faithfulness…
Let me live fully in Your presence and in the freedom gained when the veil was torn. Amen