For millennia, people have celebrated the Winter Solstice, and Christians have celebrated the coming of their King by singing Christmas songs. Born on the plains in a stable in Bethlehem, God came down in the most vulnerable form possible: a babe.
A part of God’s presence that was found with the Ark of the Covenant appears to be lost in church today. Long ago, during the Mosaic Law, God’s chosen ones grasped the absolute holiness of God. And great miracles manifested with the presence of the Ark.
Let us take a deeper look at the Ark of the Covenant to get some answers. Just what is it and where had it been up until this point? In Exodus, while the Jews were wandering in the Sinai dessert, God commands them to build the Ark of the Covenant. He even gives them the…
What about the poor man, Uzzah, who was one of the man carrying the Ark before it rested at Obed-edom’s and feared it was slipping and would fall, so he reached out his hand to stabilize it? This angered God. God struck him dead.
In legends of Greek mythology, an heroic figure, Prometheus, was taken captive and put in chains. There an eagle ravaged his liver. Though it grew back again, it was pecked out once more. This was the penalty from the gods for stealing their fire and handing it out to humans, giving them illumination. Thus Prometheus is symbolic of Satan, or Lucifer, the “light-bringer.” This legend took place on the cliffs of Sochi.
What am I to make of all of this as a Christian? Can I really have the Savior of the world in direct competition with a fat man in a red suit? Can I really teach my children the two can cohabit? The god, Odin, beside the Creator, the Almighty, the Alpha and Omega portrayed as a helpless baby?