Recently, many health experts have remarked that even after we have a significant amount of vaccinations, and normal levels of hospitalizations, mask wearing will continue. Many are saying that human faces will be covered indefinitely.
What will the consequences be, socially and spiritually, in covering the faces of the entire population? The human face is, after all, absolutely vital to how we relate to each other, from the cradle to the grave. We understand this reality from both experience and science.
More importantly, we, as average saints, are to think biblically about every sphere of life. When it comes to the face, the Scriptures have much to say about it’s significance, both the human and divine face. We are made as image bearers, and while God is Spirit, he’s chosen to communicate to us often using the imagery of the human face, and ultimately in history He chose to reveal himself in the human face of Jesus Christ.
So what does it mean for us, as average saints, when the entire population is forced to cover up their faces; what will be the effects?