One of the most interesting facts in the account of Stephen’s life is that when he confronted the Sanhedrin, he was glowing like an angel. There’s something about being in the anointing of Jesus that causes a person’s countenance to radiate with His supernatural glory. Even though he was facing intense persecution and was in an extremely stressful situation, the Lord’s power overcame Stephen and he physically manifested the light of His Savior. Similarly, when Moses came down off of Mt. Sinai after being in God’s presence and receiving the Ten Commandments, he too was emitting a supernatural brilliance. You see, the truth is that when you encounter Jesus, His glow gets on you, and the more closely you abide with Him, the brighter your light becomes. Perhaps this is why David said in Psalm 34:5 that those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.
You are made to shine, my friend, and Jesus is the source of your light! Though it may not be as prominent as it was for Moses and Stephen, when you spend time in the presence of your Savior, your countenance will reflect it. As you pursue close and connected fellowship with Christ, you will be graced with a full measure of His radiant glory, which can be shared with everyone stuck in the darkness of sin or discouragement. Though they may not understand the source of your glow, they will be drawn to it and may just want to know what it is that makes you different. Let your Lord’s light shine brightly from within you, and it will be felt and seen wherever you go!