Happy Christmas. I hope it has been a good week and not too stressful. For me Christmas is a time to celebrate and a time of truth, where the story of the King’s birth is told in songs, carols, stories and Christmas plays across the world. If not for that, the message would be buried by Santa and Christmas sales!
The story has been fore-told in ages past, where mankind was promised one who would come to save us – the “seed of the woman” God spoke of when He cursed the serpent in the garden. She is represented by the sign of Virgo, holding a branch in her right hand, an ear of corn in her left.
“And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.” Genesis 3:16
The titanic struggle between the serpent and the promised one is represented by the sign of Scorpio, which portrays a gigantic scorpion endeavouring to sting in the heel a mighty man who is struggling with a serpent.
Right now the battle on earth is for our hearts and minds. Will we believe the truth, or treat it as a story? Lucifer (called ‘the dragon’ in my story) has done his best to hide the facts of King’s birth, life and resurrection. Christ called him “a liar, and the Father of lies.”
The serpent has raised up his own stories and heroes to hide, obfuscate and discredit the truth. For instance, he will say that Isis and Osiris were there in Egypt before Christ and Mary, and before that there was Nimrod and Semiramis in Babylon. Sure, they’re described in the Bible as “other gods”, idols that God warned Israel about. The devil has a two-fold purpose; to keep the truth away from us, and to arouse God’s anger. Hear God lament about it in the book of Jeremiah, about 600 years before the Birth of Christ.
“The children gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead the dough and make cakes to offer to the Queen of Heaven. They pour out drink offerings to other gods to arouse my anger.” Jeremiah 7:18
Mary is venerated in the Roman Catholic Church as “the Queen of Heaven”, causing us non-Catholics to shy away from her. I don’t mean to ‘dis’ Catholics, that is not my intention. It’s just that Mary should not and would not want to be worshiped. I believe she would be appalled at her identity theft by Isis. I was thinking about it this Christmas, as I watched the children put on their Christmas play. I do believe that Mary deserves better than to be avoided. She gave birth to the King, raised him even though the sorrow of that would pierce her heart. Christmas is about getting together with family. Mary was part of Christ’s family, His mother here on Earth. She wasn’t born to be a god, she was born to be a mother, the mother of a King. In that role, I believe she deserves our wholehearted respect.