Friday, 18 December 2009

O Adonai

O Adonai (Lord) and leader of Israel, you appeared to Moses in a burning bush and you gave him the Law on Sinai. O come and save us with your mighty power.

Bringing together in a few words the story of Moses and of the freedom of the people of God, this antiphon reminds us of Jesus the new Moses who brings our own freedom through the resurrection and the eternal law of love.
God appears in the burning bush and on Mount Sinai and He lives among his people in the Ark of the Covenant; He will now appear in the Word made flesh to free his people from the tyranny of sin and death. He will open His arms on the tree of the cross that burns with love to extend salvation to all nations at all times, a salvation that starts in Bethlehem and is fulfilled on Mount Calvary and the Holy Sepulchre.
Today’s antiphon is about a God who is not shy to enter our story to unite and save us, during Advent we put on humility to recognise and acknowledge these loving moments of God’s intervention in our lives, as individuals and as family of God.
On Christmas day the appearance of God is at its best, Paul explains it to us: “…when the goodness and loving kindness of God appeared.” (Titus, 3:4) This is how God saves us in goodness, love and kindness. This is His mighty power.

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