No Longer Need we Fear Death
I have written on the expectations of a coming Redeemer. This Redeemer was looked for since the beginning of time. Did he come? As the righteous man Simeon said “…For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all people…” (Luke 2:30-31)
This artwork shows the symbolism of Genesis 3:15 which tells us the seed of the woman would bruise the head of the serpent. See how Mary is stepping on the head of the serpent. This verse in the third chapter of the Bible is called the Protoevangelium, meaning first gospel. It is the first prediction of the coming Redeemer found in the Old Testament. I have written about this in my book Sacred Strands, The Story of a Redeemer Woven Through History. You can purchase the book on Amazon.
This crayon and pencil drawing titled Mary and Eve was created by Sister Grace Remington of the Cistercian Sisters of the Mississippi Valley and used by permission. You can purchase this print online at the Monastery Candy Store.
And then what happened at his (Christ’s) death? As an ancient Orthodox liturgy proclaims: “Adam is recalled from the grave, the curse is made void. Eve is set free, death is slain, and we are endowed with life.”
As Jesus Christ rose from death to life, so can we, if we believe in him. “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies…”(John 11:25).