Friday, October 19, 2012

The Presentation

According to the Old Testament's Law of Moses, the firstborn male child of every family should be consecrated to the Lord.  This is why Mary and Joseph took their baby Jesus to the temple to present Him to the Lord.  This Presentation is the meditation of the fourth Joyful Mystery of the Rosary.

And so it is that we dedicated our firstborn son to God in this manner.  But of course, if God were to bless us with any more children, we would dedicate ALL of them to Him, regardless of gender or birth order.

Here's a picture of our little Liam being offered to the Lord.  Few people noticed when this photo was taken, for God gave the inspiration to my photographer friend Juliana after the baptismal ceremony.  I just loved her creative idea.  This photo truly symbolizes a spiritual reality!

And how beautiful it is that this is the meditation of the fourth Joyful Mystery!  My kindred spirit Rebecca has been devoting the fourth decade of her daily Rosary to us for so many years now.  This truly is the fulfillment of so many of her prayers!

Thank you, Jesus!