This morning I was praying for God to let me hear his voice and see his face. I began to wonder: What would I see, if I saw the face of God? What would be his expression?
I might see his pleasure, his joy, his peace. I might see his disappointment, his pain, his frustration (Does God ever get frustrated?). I might see his excitement, his encouragement. I might see him cheering me on. I might see him cautioning me or daring me.
Most of us know what we would see in the face of God. At least we think we do. We might be surprised. Where we expect judgment, we may find forgiveness. Where we expect disappointment, we may find understanding. Where we expect approval, we may find warning.
What do you expect to see in the face of God today. Are you afraid to look?