Sunday, May 8, 2016

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HALLOWED IS HER NAME
And the maiden shall conceive and bear a son; Is 7:14

Angel of God descends from on high
Proclaiming a destiny, already realised
Her Yes prophesied, maiden meek and mild
She to carry the Jesus child

And a sword shall pierce your soul; Lu 2:35

Sorrow her anguish, potion of her cup
Yes! in pure kneading, bane of her bread
Foot of his cross, her heart there bleeding
Mother of nations to Heaven uplifting

O death, where is thy sting? 1 Cor 15: 55-57

To Death Land he descended anointed Christ
Son of Mary, destined to rise
A gaping hole his tomb a sign
Resurrection day cannot be denied
HALLOWED IS HER NAME © gillena cox 2016


written for Brendan MacOdrum's prompt
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads
Sunday Mini-Challenge: Harrows and Hallows
Challenge: write about something that is both harrowing and hallowed.


14 comments:

  1. What a timely sermon for Ascension.. I can almost imagine it being sung as a hymn.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Bjorn

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  2. Such a vivid application for this topic, Gillena. Well done.

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Hannah

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  3. She had to be quite strong to bear the pain of seeing her child suffer like that.

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  4. Indeed! Thanks for dropping in Rommy

    Much love...

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  5. Thank you, Gallena, for the reminder. In the U.S. and in our church(Protestant-Baptist) we don't celebrate Ascension Day as such. But our entire Christian religion, yours and mine, is based on the Good Friday (death/human sacrifice on the cross voluntarily for all our sins), Easter (being raised from his grave in victory over Satan and Hell), and Ascension (back to Heaven with God to save from Hell all who confess their sin to Him--Jesus--and ask forgiveness forever), happenings of Jesus Christ when he was human on our Earth.
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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Jim

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  6. And, by implication, the lot of all mothers.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Rosemary

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  7. The story from the Bible is the essence of harrows become hallowed. Thanks for sharing it.

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  8. Thank you for your appreciation blueorah

    much love...

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  9. Such an iconic example of the hallows and the harrowing.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Kerry
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