Monday, April 05, 2010

Bits from Vigil -- Moses' and Miriam's Song

Your right hand, o Yahweh, has become glorious in power.

You stretched out Your right hand;
the earth swallowed them.
You in Your mercy have led forth the people whom You have redeemed.

I'd prefer to capitalize "Right Hand" because it is so often a name for Jesus, yet another designation for the pre-incarnate Second Person of the Holy Trinity.

The reason the Israelites passed through on dry ground,
the reason the Egyptians were destroyed,
the reason all enemies of God are defeated,
the reason He has safely brought His people through danger,

because Jesus was "stretched out" on the cross.
And that is how He has become glorious in power.
That death is how His enemies are dashed to pieces.

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