Shining Faces

Watching him intently, everyone who was sitting in the Sanhedrin saw that his face was like the face of an angel. (Acts 6:15 TLV)

I recently saw an article entitled “youthful glow, radiating from within,” which characterizes certain people. The writer described the multibillion-dollar skincare industry and the prevalence of cosmetic surgery. But the youthful glow is “more than skin deep,” said the writer. It must come from within, from our attitudes and lifestyles.
“Now it happened, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hand when he came down from the mountain, that Moses did not know that the skin of his face was radiant, because God had spoken with him. When Aaron and all Bnei-Yisrael saw Moses, the skin of his face shone in rays, so they were afraid to come near him. But Moses called out to them, so Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned to him, and Moses spoke to them. Afterward all Bnei-Yisrael came near, and he gave them all the mitzvot that Adonai had spoken to him in Mount Sinai. When Moses was done speaking with them, he put a veil over his face. But when Moses went before Adonai, so that He could speak with him, he took the veil off until he came out. When he came out and spoke to Bnei-Yisrael what he was commanded, Bnei-Yisrael saw the face of Moses and that the skin of his face glistened. So Moses put the veil back over his face until he went in to speak with Him.
(Exodus 34:29-35 TLV).
Indeed. In our eternity our faces will glow with radiance possible only in the Heavenly Kingdom. According to Revelation 21, the Messianic City shines with eternal radiance of the glory of God; and we can assume our faces will shine like the face of Moses on Mount Sinai, of Yeshua on the Mountain of Transfiguration, and of Stephen in Acts 6.

But we don’t have to wait until we die. The Bible says:
“But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory—just as from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”
(2 Corinthians 3:18 TLV)
The easiest way to make our faces a beautiful shine is by looking at Yeshua.