Lenten Journey with Mary

Woman clothed with the sun.
by Virginia M. Kimball, S.T.D. | Source:

Woman Clothed With the Sun


Moses came to Horeb, while leading his flocks,
and … fire was flaming out of a bush.
As he looked on, Moses was surprised to see
that the bush, though on fire, was not consumed.
(Exodus 3:1-2)

God called to Moses, “Come no nearer!”
“I am God, remove the sandals from your feet,
for you stand in a holy place.”
Moses hid his face, afraid to look at God. (Ex 3:5-6)

The bush, consumed in fire,
was not consumed. The power
of an inferno, the sun, the cosmos
sheltered in a bush, yet not destroyed.
Moses asked: “What is your name?”
And Yahweh answered: “I am who am.”
Tell them, “I AM sent me to you.” (Exodus 3:14)

“Great is our LORD, vast in power.” (Psalm 147:5)
And Yahweh asks: “have you an arm like mine,
or can you thunder with a voice like God’s?” (Job 40:9)
“Where were you when I founded the earth?
… and Who shut in the doors of the sea,
when it burst forth from the womb:
when I made the clouds its garment
and thick darkness its swaddling band?” (Job 38)

“The voice of the LORD is power;
the voice of the LORD is splendor.” (Psalm 29:4)
“For a sun and shield is the LORD God,
bestowing all grace and glory.” (Psalm 84:12)

When God called Miryam of Gallilee,
she recoiled in fear. Her body was to be
the burning bush, holding the power of
creation. And the angel said to her:
“The holy Spirit will come upon you,
power of the Most High will overshadow you.” (Luke 1:35)

We walk in life, protected by the mother of Life,
sheltered in her womb burning with the energy
of the universe. Joy Mary! For the LORD is
with you, drawing us to God to be one.

“A woman clothed with the sun.”
(Revelation 1:1)

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Lenten Journey with Mary meditations.


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