From the Rev. Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai
The Queen and Dragon is not the name of a cosy country pub, they are characters that appear in our New Testament reading this Sunday from Revelation 12.
A great portent appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pangs, in the agony of giving birth.
Then another portent appeared in heaven: a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth.
Then the dragon stood before the woman who was about to bear a child, so that he might devour her child as soon as it was born. And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron. But her child was snatched away and taken to God and to his throne.
How do we understand and deal with such passages? It is easier to understand love your neighbour, but what about the spiritual world, or is it all metaphor? Find out more at All Saints this Sunday!
Our readings this Sunday will be Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Revelation 12:1-5, and Mark 1:21-28, and we will be singing Holy, Holy, Holy,
Mothering God, and Now Thank We All Our God!
The readings can be found via this link!
Gene and Kong
Last Sunday we celebrated the blessing of a life-long covenant between Gene and Kong. Video of the event can be seen via the All Saints website audio-visual page. Congratulations Gene and Kong!
Theology on Tap – This Friday!