Meditation on the Feast of the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple. So much of the imagery of the Feast and of the hymnology involves a mutual and mysterious indwelling between creation and Creator. Humanity enters into the full presence of God, as God prepares to enter into humanity.
The Virgin Mary, who is to be the dwelling place of God, enters into the Temple, the place where God dwells. There is a mystery of co-indwelling, God in God’s creation and God’s creation in God.
The Virgin comes to dwell in the temple to prepare herself for God to dwell in her.
The Theotokos enters the Temple to be in God’s presence, yet God enters the Theotokos and becomes present in her.
In God we live, move and have our being.
In the world we find God’s Temple.
The Ark is in the Temple.
The Tablets/ God’s Word is in the Ark.
The Virgin is the Ark.
God the Word is in the Theotokos
The Virgin is in the Temple
The Temple is in the world.
God is in the world.