The Season of Advent: Fall On Your Knees (Part II)

Blooming Beauty

Alright, Ladies, allow us to continue to put ourselves in Mary’s place as we now travel with our husband, Joseph, to Jerusalem. You carry your eight-day-old baby boy, Jesus, into the temple courts. It has been a journey, this time 4.4 miles, to travel from Bethlehem to Jerusalem to perform these acts of faithfulness to the Lord within the temple. 

The purpose of this temple visit within Jerusalem was to consecrate eight-day-old Jesus to the Lord as was necessary within the Law of the Lord for all Jewish males (Exodus 13:2 & Exodus 13:12). Circumcision was part of the purification process according to the Law of Moses. Jesus was circumcised at the age of eight-days-old to adhere to this law. It was at this time that Joseph gave Him the name Jesus, as the angel had commanded prior to the Child’s birth.  Joseph and Mary also offered a sacrifice of a…

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