Saturday, May 1, 2010


For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. [1 Corinthians 13:12 KJV]

We’ve all seen photos. We’ve felt for the women who wear the veil. But until this photo I had not been struck by the reality of the children raised under the veil, too.

How would it be to see the world through darkness? From the moment one’s eyes take in space beyond mother, to see through the veil – to see only through the mother’s eyes.

Here in America women are using our judicial structure to reach equality in pay and promotion, having achieved it in so many other ways. Yet this mother, and her child, will never have such opportunity within the Sharia judicial system.

Except for Turkey, to an extent, there is no secular law in Islamic countries. They operate under Sharia. The western concept of separation of church and state does not exist there.

There are many nominal Christians who look upon Ephesians 5:22 and Colossians 3:18 in the same manner we look up the veil – the subjugation of women to a second-class state. We look upon those verses, and the verses that surround them, as protecting women. Of course, Islam looks upon the veil as the same thing – protecting women. Just how do the two differ?

The difference is Christ. Nowhere in the Koran are verses found as these:

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; [Ephesians 5:25 KJV]

Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. [Colossians 3:19 KJV]

Instead of seeing through the darkness of the veil, how wonderful would it be for this mother and child to see the light of the world. John bore witness of this Light:

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. [John 8:12 KJV]

He went on to say:

As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. [John 9:5 KJV]

Then He told us about the light when He returned to His Father in heaven:

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. [Matthew 5:14 KJV]

Let us pray that the light of God, the light of this world and the next, will shine through the darkness of the veil and those in darkness will respond to the prophecy:

The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. [Matthew 4:16 KJV]

Photo by Roland Hoskins, viewed on post by 'Sultan Knish'

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