Psalms 139:13-16 says, “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
As we approach Christmas I tend to think about Mary what she thought when she saw the face of her newborn baby the first time, what she thought when she kissed the face of God, what she thought about that wrapped up in a baby boy she was holding the Creator of the word, the savior of the world, and the Great I am. Mary held in her arms God Manifested in the flesh, who created her in secret.
Since the Value of Life is so much more precious to me after finding out that I was conceived from rape, and saved from an illegal abortion at a planned parenthood clinic, and placed for adoption. This year for Christmas I decided to take The Rise Up In The Truth Series, by EduceLife and I have learned so much. In the very first lesson, something that I never knew has had me thinking about the secret place over the last few days. While going through the first lesson, I found out that the word Womb in the Hebrew language is translated to “Mercy Seat.” Finding out that the word Womb is translated to Mercy Seat I started to think about a Mother Hen. When there is a storm, the Mother Hen will gather her chicks and find a place a shelter and the baby chicks hid under wings, and to the human eye, we can’t see the baby chicks because they are in a secret place under the protection of the Mother Hen.
As I continued to think more about this, I thought about the Holy of Holies where the Ark of the Covenant was. In the Old Testament, only the High Priest could enter into the Holy of Holies where in secret was the Mercy Seat. The Mercy Seat was on top of the Ark of the Covenant.
As we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ we must remember that He was born to die, and when he died the veil in the temple was torn in two and we now can go into the Holy Place where we can get into the Secret Place with God where we can get in touch with God on an intimate and personal level.
The more I thought this, the more I understand it that the Mercy Seat is in a secret place, and it is also a place of protection. Sadly in the world that we live in today, the womb is no longer a secret place, and it is no longer a place of security.
As we come to Christmas, let us Celebrate the baby who was created in the secret place so that we can go running back to the Mercy Seat the secret place where we can get alone with God and also be with the one who protects us.
Sherry Hensley is a Pro-Life Speaker in Maryland-Conceived in Rape, saved from an illegal abortion. She is married to Fred Hensley. Sherry enjoys inspiring others and sharing her faith. Fred and Sherry attend Bethel Christian Center in Havre de Grace, Maryland.