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Thursday, First Week of Advent

December 1, 2016

 

JMJ

Blessed Thursday!

Jesse Tree
Tower of Babel, Genesis 11:1-9
Suggested symbol: tower
We cut squares of sheet styrofoam, each smaller than the other,
& glued them together with the largest square centered on the bottom
& increasingly smaller ones centered on top
so it looked like a pyramid of steps.

Clicking this link will open a document with the pictures I’m using: 1jesse-tree-pictures

towerbabelconstruction

towerofbabel

In Hebrew,
“Shem” means “Name”,
so when men said,
“Let’s make a name”
it was a fist
in Heaven’s Face,
a bold rejection
of the promise
given in
the line of Shem.

They turned against
the Name
He gave them
laboring
to build their own
at Babel
and thus save
themselves.

Their plan backfired.
Their speech confused,
they lost what little
unity
they’d had
and scattered
over all the earth.

The One
Whom we await
received
the Name
above all other names*;
His Spirit fell
at Pentecost
to undo
Babel’s curse.

we hear them telling in our own tongues
the mighty works of God
~Acts 2:11

In Your Name
will I glory, Lord,
and in the unity
of multiplicity
in You.

*Philippians 2:9

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