Chapter-a-Day Luke 2

This child marks both the failure and the recovery of many in Israel, A figure misunderstood and contradicted— the pain of a sword-thrust through you— But the rejection will force honesty, as God reveals who they really are. Luke 2:34-35 (TM)

Yesterday I thought it interesting that Mary claimed she could grasp what Gabriel was saying to her. I made the point that I don’t think Mary saw all the pain and problems that were ahead for them. At Jesus’ circumcision, Simeon prophesies and raises another red flag for her. We picture Jesus as a man of peace and healing, but he was just as much a man of division and ripping asunder. Jesus himself would proclaim, "I didn’t come to bring peace, but a sword" and "division." This sword would "thrust-through" his mother as she stood and watched his ultimate sacrifice.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.