Saturday, December 26, 2009

12 Days

You may think Christmas is behind us, but we're now in the traditional 12 Days of Christmas, marking the time between Christ's birth and the theophany, when Jesus was later baptized. Advent, leading up to Christmas, is a tradition to prepare believers for the second-coming of Jesus. The Nativity is obviously the celebration of Jesus' birth, the long-awaited Messiah. And the Theophany is when God audibly confirmed Jesus as his son.

One of the most profound tenants of Christianity is Jesus' part in the Trinity. Not as the Son of God, but as the Word of God. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God... The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." (John 1:1, 14)

So it is appropriate to celebrate these 12 days by reflecting on Jesus as the Word by studying in depth David's celebration of God's Word in Psalm 119. Anne Lang Bundy has been blogging on the 12 different Hebrew words translated as 'word' in Psalm 119. Start here on Day One and catch up here.

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