19 September 2007

From OT Catechesis Tonight...

...so Moses went into the waters a three month old infant, a slave and son of slaves, condemned to death. And he comes out of the water a member of the royal household, adopted and loved. Hmm. You thinkin' what I'm thinkin'?

8 comments:

Jimbo said...

(This would be a great opportunity for a Pinky and the Brain reference, like, "Uhhh, I think so Brain, but how will we get the suspenders on the monkey", but you wouldn't get it, so... )
wow, how did I miss that all these years!

The Unknown Lutheran said...

Once you are told to look for it, it is absolutely amazing how Holy Scripture is opened to show nothing but signs pointing to Christ and His Sacraments.

How did I miss all of this stuff in all of the years of Lutheran school?

Susan said...

On a slightly different tack:
"Oh, how wonderful and beyond all telling is Your mercy to us, O God, that to redeem a slave You gave Your Son."

William Weedon said...

Susan,

I'm not so sure that it's different at all... :)

I LOVE that chant.

Pr. Lehmann said...

You aren't suggesting that it has anything to do with Jesus are you?

I'm sure that my Messianic prophecies professor would be able to show in exhaustive detail how Jesus is certainly NOT the sensus literalis.

(I should have taken the class from Muhammed... would have learned MUCH more.)

Luke said...

In your best "The Sixth Sense" voice, whisper:

"I see baptism."

Sch├╝tz said...

We call this a "typological" reading, a sort of "spiritual" reading of the text. It's somewhat novel--I haven't heard it before--but why not? Even Luther would be happy! (Was Christum treibet and all that). Do you know of any precedent to this thought? Is it completely your own?

William Weedon said...

We call it a typological read too. I've not read it elsewhere (which should make me nervous), but it seems to fit with the text exactly. It's a real slavery, a real death sentence, real water, and a real adoption into a real royal family, and all of it points beyond itself to our real slavery, etc.