Dear Eliot and Doves,
Thank you Eliot for your latest post about Moses coming down from Mt. Sinai with the second set of stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. The number two is symbolic of division or separation. Your remarks about the need to veil the face of Moses reminds me of something. In the details about the ancient Jewish wedding, once the intended bride drank from the cup and the bride price was agreed upon and paid in full, the marriage began. The groom/husband went to his father's house to begin their preparations. From that time, until the groom returned to spirit her away to his father's house, she began to wear something. She began to wear a VEIL! This was a visual reminder to her and everyone else that she was spoken for, married, and awaiting the return of her groom/husband for her! The veil was a symbol of her eagerness and hope in awaiting his promised return. The veil obscured the beloved bride who would later be disclosed and known!
In a symbolic sense, each adult wanting to be the bride of Messiah/Christ is wearing a veil! In the Book of Revelation we are told that the Risen One has eyes like fire. Would some people be afraid to see Him in all the sheer majesty of His appearance? Part of the meaning and wonder of The Blessed Hope does seem to be THE UNVEILING! The Groom will be seen as He is. The Bride will be unveiled. Yes," the veil shall be taken away" and "we all, with open face beholding." Thank you again Eliot for your fine remarks! I hope to see you and all the Doves soon at THE UNVEILING!
With Love and Shalom,