Monday, December 16, 2013

Third Sunday in Advent

Things to Think About

Today's video meditation (make sure you scroll down to the 3rd Sunday) talks about an interesting concept - that of Christ being the "Second Adam".  God created a perfect world with Adam into which sin and death were introduced.  Christ came to undo the damage Adam had done, taking the sins of the world onto his own shoulders and promising salvation and eternal life. 

According to Corinthians 15:45:  "And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit."

The author of the meditation mentions medieval art often depicting the bones of Adam lying at the foot of the Cross.  One of the other things medieval art was famous for was symmetry, and the full circle of the two Adams would have appealed to medieval artists.

Something Fun for Advent

Make a wreath from materials you have in your home.  Talk with your kids about what an Advent Wreath is, and how it works. 

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