Best Verse: Psalm 67:1 “God be gracious to us and bless us, and cause His face to shine upon us- Selah.”


Millions of dollars a year are spent on cosmetics, both by men and women.  One thing most people who wear makeup try to do is stop face shine.  They put stuff on their face to keep that shiny look from popping through.  If you are like me and suffer with oily skin, that can be quite challenging.  And we won’t even talk about the challenge of powdering a shiny dome.  

So, when I read this verse today, I thought it kind of funny.  God’s face shines.  He has a shiny face, and it shines on us.  Of course, His face shines, not due to oily skin, but because He is light.  His face shines His light upon us.  That’s the kind of shiny face I want.


Get your son or daughter to draw a picture of God’s shiny face.  I wish I could see what they come up with.  Will it have radiating beams shooting from it like the sun?  Will it have a glow emanating from around it?  However they draw it, it will certainly capture their imagination.

But then explain that as believers we have the light of Jesus in us.  Our face should shine for Him.  People ought to be able to tell just by looking that He lives in us.  God’s shiny face should show on our face.  What does that mean?  It doesn’t mean we have to go around with a perpetual grin.  But it does mean that we don’t wear a scowl all the time.  Our face should draw people to God, not scare them away.

Look in the mirror.  What do you see?  Is your face shining for Jesus today?  Will others look at you and say, “Wow!  I want to know what he knows.”  Let your face tell the story of Jesus to someone today.

God, I am thankful Your face shines on me.  Help me allow You to shine through me to others.  Wipe away the frown and turn it into a smile.


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