|MARY - THE PROMISED WOMAN
centuries passed and mankind lived in more darkness and became more depraved, God sent His
prophets to encourage and enlighten His creatures. Though His creatures chose to rule
themselves, He would not abandon them.
Through Noah, the Father showed His Mercy by preserving the human race because of the
holiness of one man.
Through Abraham, He gave an example of Faith and Hope, - Faith in an invisible God and
Hope in His promises. He tested that Faith when He asked Abraham to sacrifice His only
son, to prefigure the sacrifice He Himself would make by giving His Son to redeem the
Through Jacob, God brought forth the twelve tribes of Israel. From one of these would
come His Son and the Woman.
Through Joseph, God prefigured His Son, Jesus, who would be sold for a few pieces of
silver and the Father would use man's jealousy to redeem His people.
The burning bush which Moses saw prefigures the God-man, while the fire symbolizes the
union of Divinity and humanity. Also there is the future role of the Woman who was on fire
with love for God and became a Mother while remaining a Virgin.
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