Thursday, April 10, 2014
Visiting Christ In the Womb & The Word Made Flesh 2015
April 13 Bulletin
The Word was made Flesh . . . Following Baby Jesus in the womb
Day 17 – 20 The tiny heart and blood vessels begin to form. The foundations of the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system are laid. The new life soon develops its own blood cells. The placenta is a part of both the new life and the mother.
Baby’s approximate due date: December 25, 2014
April 11-12, 2015.
The Word Made Flesh
In Matthew Chapter 1, we get The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, placing him firmly not as Divine, but also into the human family. Our young lady that we are following in the womb is also becoming a part of this human family, taking her place in what the Jews call the soul parade. Her heart and nervous system are starting to form; the placenta grows, and she is developing her own distinct blood type. Back in the Gospel of Matthew, we have the curious passage that Mary is betrothed, but also already married; for Joseph contemplates the possibility of a divorce. This "Marriage in two Parts" started with the erusin, the formal asking of a hand in marriage, which is translated as betrothed in our scriptures. A contract was drawn up and signed by the groom, the bride's father, and the bride. The breaking of such an engagement was as serious as a divorce is to us today, even though the bride and groom aren't living together yet. It was during this time, between the erusin and the formal nissuin ceremony, that Christ was conceived. Back in the 21st century, our mother of a young daughter is finally having the hormonal changes by which pregnancy can be detected.