Isaiah 63:16-17,19,64:2-7; Psalms 80:2-3,15-16,18-19; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:33-37
You remember the fairy tale, “Sleeping Beauty”…
There is to be a royal wedding. The wicked witch is not invited. Angry over the snub, she puts a curse on the bride and groom (a prince and princess). According to the curse, they will have a daughter, and when she reaches age eighteen, she will prick her finger on a weaving spindle and she will die. The prince and princess manage to have the curse modified. Their daughter will not die when she pricks her finger on a weaving spindle. Instead, she will fall into a deep sleep for one-hundred years, or until she is brought back to life by the kiss of a handsome young prince. As a precaution, all weaving spindles are banned from the kingdom.
Well, the child is born, and on her eighteenth birthday she decides to explore all the far corners of the castle. The tour takes her to a remote tower where an old woman is spinning and weaving. The…
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