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 by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:18
One of the greatest mysteries in nature occurs when a caterpillar spins a cocoon around itself and, after a time, emerges as a beautiful butterfly. Changing from a caterpillar to a butterfly is a mystery, but not as great as the transformation of a human sinner into the image of Jesus Christ—the goal of our salvation (Romans 8:29).
The apostle Paul reveals the precondition for that transformation: beholding Christ in faith (2 Corinthians 3:13-18). When Moses came down from the mountain, having met with God, he had to cover his face with a veil to hide the radiance of God’s glory. That veil, Paul says, is like a veil that covers the heart of the unbeliever who fails to see the glory of God in Christ. When our hearts are unveiled by faith, when we see Christ as clearly as in a mirror, we begin to be transformed into His image, “from glory to glory.”
Removing the veil means seeing God’s glory in Christ and embracing it by faith—and being transformed into His image.
Nature forms us; sin deforms us; school informs us; Christ transforms us. Anonymous