Daily Archives: December 18, 2013

O Adonai!

Today, in our Jesse Tree devotion, we take a look at the second O Antiphon, which celebrates Jesus as Lord: Ex. 3:2; 20:1

An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire out of a bush. He gazed, and there was a bush all aflame, yet the bush was not consumed.

Then God spoke all these words:

Okay… it seems rather odd to me that the devotion only has you read Ex 20:1… I mean, of itself, that verse isn’t telling us too much. So I encourage you to read the whole pericope for each verse. 🙂

Fr. Eric certainly burned a bush (or two, or three…) at this bonfire, but it was definitely consumed in the blaze.

Some more information about today’s O Antiphon:

O Adonai: “O sacred Lord of ancient Israel, who showed yourself to Moses in the burning bush, who gave him the holy law on Sinai mountain: come, stretch out your mighty hand to set us free.” Isaiah had prophesied, “But He shall judge the poor with justice, and decide aright for the land’s afflicted. He shall strike the ruthless with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked. Justice shall be the band around his waist, and faithfulness a belt upon his hips.” (11:4-5); and “Indeed the Lord will be there with us, majestic; yes the Lord our judge, the Lord our lawgiver, the Lord our king, he it is who will save us.” (33:22).