Exodus 34:29-35 – Embracing Holy Halos

Exodus 34:29-35

29Moses came down from Mount Sinai. As he came down from the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant in his hand, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. 30When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, the skin of his face was shining, and they were afraid to come near him. 31But Moses called to them; and Aaron and all the leaders of the congregation returned to him, and Moses spoke with them. 32Afterward all the Israelites came near, and he gave them in commandment all that the LORD had spoken with him on Mount Sinai. 33When Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face; 34but whenever Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he would take the veil off, until he came out; and when he came out, and told the Israelites what he had been commanded, 35the Israelites would see the face of Moses, that the skin of his face was shining; and Moses would put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with him.

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silence bringing your attention to the Breath.
  • Let your attention go to the energy in your body.
  • Describe your energy.
  • Feel your energy expand into the space around you.
  • Moses encountered God’s light, God’s energy.  Others could see this on his face.
  • Imagine how your energy connects with God’s light, God’s energy.
  • How do others see God’s light in you?
  • How do others experience God’s light emanating from you?
  • Look for these holy Halos of light in others today.
  • What is God’s message for you?
  • Give thanks to God for this time in prayer and for any new insights you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, March 3, 2019, the Transfiguration of the Lord (Year C)

Exodus 34: 29-35
Psalm 99
2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2
Luke 9:28-36 (37-43)

(c) 2019 The Rev. Dr. Lil Smith, DASD.  Permission to use in not-for-profit settings.  Please give credit to author.

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