Scripture for today: II Corinthians 3:15-16 “Yes, down to this very day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies upon their minds and hearts. But whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is stripped off and taken away.”
It takes some effort to reach the “Velo de Novia” or Bride’s Veil at El Chiflon, Mexico. It is the farthest of five falls but the most majestic at 120 meters high. The best part may be the pool of blue-green water it forms at its base, perfect for swimming. The way the water cascades down the rocks does resemble a bridal veil. But what impresses most is the tremendous sound of the pounding water as it rushes down the steep hill.
Today’s verse talks about a veil that is quiet and discreet, so much so that it goes unnoticed. It is a veil that blinds people spiritually. It was there even though these people were listening to the Word of God. The veil was keeping them from understanding. It was obstructing their view of the Truth. The veil remained there until they turned to the Lord in repentance. Once that happened, the veil was no longer an issue. It was then stripped off and taken away.
There are many times I do not understand God’s Word and those times push me to study and dig deeper. But this is something different. The veil that can cover a mind and heart is a veil of unbelief. The things of the Spirit are spiritually discerned (I Cor. 2:14) and that veil can only be removed by the Lord when I turn to Him in faith. What a wonderful moment it is when He lifts that veil and I see Him face to face, my loving Groom.
Thank you Lord, for removing the veil.