As a child, I found the Book of Revelation to be completely riveting! Its apocalyptic references to fire and beasts, Heaven and Hell captured my imagination. It’s the first book of the Bible that I recall reading on my own, and while I didn’t fully understand it, I could sense that some serious eternal truths were being unveiled in those symbols.
Like most of Revelation, Chapter 12 is also both intriguing and confusing. So many questions: who is the Woman? Is she Israel, the Church, or Mary? What does the “third of the stars” represent? Why did the Lord provide for the woman for 1260 days (a strangely specific number!)?
The more I try to make sense of the details of this passage, the more bewildered my human mind becomes.
~ Leah Jacobson (Lesson Eight Reflection)