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Unveiled Faces

And we, who with unveiled faces, all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:18)

I’m sure you are familiar with the most popular game in the world. It is as old as the human race and is played on every continent. There are rules to the game, but they have never been written down.  There are no leagues, and it’s never been televised. Yet, amazingly, everyone in the world knows how to play.

The game is called peek-a-boo. Here are the rules: first you peek, then you boo. It’s a game we play with children. Chris and I have never been invited over to friends’ homes for peek-a-boo game night. I’m pretty sure we would decline.

Actually, it’s an important game for kids because during the game, they are learning. First she hides herself – she covers her eyes. Now she’s invisible! But she realizes she still exists even when you can’t see her. She’s alone…then, “Boo!” She’s back! You see her and she sees you. You’re connected again. You’re together.  She knows and is known.

But there’s also tension in the game: She hides herself – are you still there?  She’s not sure, but she hopes so. She’s trusting you. The game depends on it.

I think life’s a lot like a game of peek-a-boo. Friction exists between independence and connectedness with others and with God. We like being connected, but we don’t like being vulnerable. And so, like the game in my illustration, there’s tension.

If you want to truly connect with others and with God, your life can’t be all peek. There must be some boo. We need unveiled faces.

Let’s talk about what it means to take off our “veils” and live authentically with one another. That’s the topic of my message Sunday as we continue our series on relationships, “Nobody’s Perfekt.” Hope to see you there!

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