10 May 2006

rehearsing this passage in my mind today-

"Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power; in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning, thou hast the dew of thy youth." psalm 110:3

-i was astounded, first at this beautiful translation, but then curious about what exactly this means.

this passage is taken from psalms, and is considered to be the last Messianic psalm, which alludes to the coming of Christ, not just as the saviour in human flesh, but as the King who will one day conquer all evil on earth and reign.

The NIV version talks about us being that dew which pours forth at the coming of Christ. we are new in the morning, as Lamentations so eloquently states.

i love the idea of birth, how it seems to be incorporated throughout life, especially that of the Christian. we are born physically, by our mothers. when accepting Christ, we are reborn spiritually, into the type of life that is eternal. in this passage it is as if we are born warriors, but not the kinds of warriors we know today...something more loving and precious...not malicious or with selfish ends in mind; but with the mind of Christ and with a youthful vigor.

i've always found the dew of the morning so pleasant, peaceful and remeniscent of the way life abounds in so many different facets of nature and the world. how interesting to use this metaphor in the Bible. there are reasons i see things certain ways. and yet, it only becomes more clear as i dig into the depth of this Word.

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