F is for front #AtoZChallenge

For the A to Z in April Challenge 2019 I have picked some words, which are connected with physical space.

F is for front and face.
Although top, bottom and side
Aren’t the front, each has its place
As a face, however tall and wide.

A cuboid has six faces, front, back, two sides, top and base (or bottom). Front and face are both used as nouns and verbs. In fact a dictionary definition of the verb front is face (onto). Of course the two words are not always interchangeable. The front of a person is what you see when they are facing you. The face is the front of their head. The opposite of front is back. Does face have an opposite?

If reverse is the opposite of face, it sometimes means the same as back.

My post for B was about cuboids or boxes among other things.

Face of an angel

The Face of God is mentioned several times in the Bible. Moses met with God more than once on Mount Sinai and also in the Tent of Meeting. God spoke to Moses ‘face to face’.  Exodus 33:11 However when Moses asked to see God’s glory, God only allowed Moses to see his back. Exodus 33:18-23 I suspect that ‘face to face’ is not meant literally here, although I know some people might argue with me. God gave Moses a beautiful blessing to hand down through Aaron and his sons: Numbers 6: 24-26. It is also used by Christians. It mentions God’s face twice.

We may not be able to see the face of God, but an angel ornament given to me by a friend has a lovely face!

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