The Veil of Humanity

Thursday, Mar. 23                          

The paradox of Jesus being both man and God during his incarnation has been a difficult concept from the beginning of his time on earth.  It became an even greater problem when theologians accepted the truth that he was fully man and fully God without it being a mixture of the two.  But there’s one aspect of the incarnation that I have never heard discussed.  The Bible teaches us that no sinful creature (every man that ever lived) can see God face to face or he will die on the spot.  Moses ran across this, and God allowed him to see his back side. and that was enough to blind the eyes of all those who looked at Moses.  God’s glory is just too magnificent to be observed by sinful man.  So Moses wore a veil—for how long I don’t know.  Yet, here is God incarnate walking the roads of Judea in the midst of those who ridiculed him and sought to kill him.  My point is that another reason for the incarnation is that God himself could be seen as never before.  Heb. 1:1-3,  “In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various way,.  but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.  The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being . . .”  Being dressed in humanity was a veil that allowed this to happen.   OK, you might want to remember that I’m not a theologian.

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