Sunday, December 9, 2012

A VEIL OF SILENCE


While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:6-7)

"I am always struck by the simplicity of that description. This remarkable event is so understated, so matter-of-fact, that you could almost miss it if you blinked. So much is left unsaid that you are compelled to read it again ...and again.

A veil of silence is pulled over the young woman as she agonizes through childbirth. The shouts of joy are left unrecorded as Joseph, apparently serving as Mary's midwife, delivers the baby and hands Him to His mother."

(Above excerpt taken from Windows on Christmas by Bill Crowder)

Dear Lord, we will never be able to fully understand the miracle that happened that night...we don't need to know the details in that stable...what is so remarkable, is your gift of salvation on the cross was not veiled in silence but cries out numerous details, and that detail of Your cry IT IS FINISHED accomplished the purpose of the night in the stable. Thanks you Jesus...for Your Birth, for Your Life, for Your Death, for Your Resurrection....for MY salvation. I love you. Amen

Praying you have a blessed Sunday!

8 comments:

  1. I love the simplicity of the world changing event. The veil of silence. A beautiful image.

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    1. I thought that image was very touching, and thoughtful of the Father, to keep some things private. Loving you and Dave today, Have a great Sunday.

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  2. That is all that need be said, beautiful, simple, and amazing. :-)

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    1. I think you summed it up beautifully! Thanks!

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  3. Hi Wanda, just read your post about Elizabeth. On our news tonight they are doing the very thing you suggested ie testing people who are resistant to certain cancers. D

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    1. I'm really glad they are doing that. I thought she had a rather logical idea.

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