LHM – September 2020 Message

His Shining Face

What does it mean to have God’s face shine on us?  To have God’s face shine on you means that He is looking towards you and looking on you with favor.  Imagine the look on the faces of family as they welcome home loved ones after a long absence.  Their love and joy would be evident, shining on their faces.  God’s shining face is part of the blessing He commanded the priests to use for the people of Israel: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord made His face shine on you.”

Psalm 67:1-2  “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face shine upon us, that Your way be known on earth, Your saving power known among all nations.”

Our Psalm asks God to bless us and make His face shine on us.  Why?  We aske His blessings so that His way, “may be known on earth” and His saving power known “among all nations”.  When God’s shining face is turned towards us, we reflect His glory.  We reflect God’s blessings in acts of love and service.  Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we proclaim the Good News of God’s shining face in Jesus to a world lost in darkness.

The Prayer – Almighty God, we live in the shining light of Your love and mercy.  Help us by Your Spirit to reflect that light to others.  Amen

Gifts and prayers make a very real impact on the ministry.  As Christians, we are a part of what God is doing through the Lutheran Hour Ministries.  Look forward to seeing how the Lord will work through us.


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