The theme of the third week of Advent is HEAVEN.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The heavens are the vault established over the earth, separating — parting — the waters of chaos. And God created the sun and the moon to rule over the heavens; and the human being, male and female, to rule over the earth.
When the Son came into the world, he taught his disciples to pray that the will of God our father in the heavens be done on earth as it is in heaven.
In other words, Father God, let your will be done in the realm ruled over by the human being, just as it is done in the realm ruled over by the sun and the moon.
The sun and the moon rule over their realm as instructed by God, in equity with one another, taking turn and turn-about, marking days and seasons. From the perspective of the far north on earth, where I live, the sun takes on the greater burden in the summer months, and the moon in the winter months, in a majestic dance, a king and queen attended by their court of stars, honouring one another.
May the heavens be our pattern.
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