Bride Of The Water God BETTER
Soah is a girl from a small village suffering from a long, devastating drought. In order to appease the Water God, the most beautiful girl from the village must be sacrificed. Soah is chosen to become Habaek's bride, but instead of dying at the hands of a monster, she is unexpectedly rescued by Habaek and brought to his Kingdom.
Bride of the Water God
Raised alongside him somewhat after being taken from her time. Asahi was sacrificed by his mother to be the Water Gods bride after suddenly appearing. He developed a crush on her during their childhood.
At the start of the series, they get off on a rocky start. When she first meets the Water God, she thinks that he is cosplaying and calls him a pervert because he said he would make her his bride. After he takes her voice, she seems to take a great disliking to him. And after being starved due to the Water God's lack of knowledge about humans, she finds him scary.
Synopsis: Habaek (Nam Joo Hyuk), the god of water, arrives on earth to search for the three sacred stones he needs in order to ascend the throne. He mysteriously loses his powers and must enlist the help of his mortal servant, Yoon So Ah (Shin Se Kyung), to help him navigate through this unfamiliar world.
To be consistent with the two families above, I am using Blood as those in the family by birth. Water is those in the family by adoption or marriage, the latter being stepchildren. This would also include children who share the blood of one parent with siblings that have the blood of both parents. In my above scenarios, Brian is blood, and Shelly and Robert would be water. Wine refers to those individuals outside the family that are accepted into the family, eventually becoming part of the family. The in-laws fall into this category.
The reason Mr. Magidovitch drew upon Biblical literature for his article was because these three stories, which I will also use, describe situations where water was turned into wine, water became blood, and wine also became blood. In each of these situations a miracle occurred.
For a moment think of Pharoah not as a greedy tyrant, but the Patriarch of a very large family and family business, a family that included blood relatives, the Egyptians, and water persons, the Jews. In this story we see two possibilities. Pharoah chose to treat the Jews as water, non-family, and abuse them. Abused, mistreated, or rejected non-blood members can choose to leave the family and encourage blood members to go with them. The family and the business begin experiencing all kinds of plagues (problems) that eventually tear it apart.
Did Jesus just randomly pick the image of the bridegroom at a wedding as one of many possible examples of a celebration? Might he just as well have said, "Can guests at birthday party mourn while the birthday boy is with them?"
John the Apostle saw this with his own eyes. The sacred blood and water are seen by the Church as the Eucharist and Baptism. The Church, which is the bride of Christ, is brought into being by "the water and the blood." The Bride is created.
"He that hath the bride is the Bridegroom; but the friend of the Bridegroom, that standeth and heareth Him, rejoiceth greatly because of the Bridegroom's voice: this ray joy therefore is fulfilled."S. John iii. 29.
These words would be remarkable, if for nothing else, yet for this,that they are the first time in the New Testament in which the Church is spoken of under the character of a bride; the first time that we learn to how sublime and excellent amystery marriage was to be consecrated; with what sacramental grace endowed. And consequently, how fearful is the danger, and how horrible will be the punishment, of them that in any way violate it, in themselves or for others. In themselves, instead of entering into, and abiding in, that state reverently, advisedly, discreetly, soberly, and in the fear of GOD, by so speaking of it, and so acting in it, as if it were of the earth, earthy, as if they were brute beasts that have no understanding. For others, in presuming, with profane hands, to touch this, a type and figure of the true Ark of the Covenant; to remove the ancient landmarks which their fathers have set.
It is the expostulation of GOD in Isaiah, "What could have been done more for My vineyard that I have not done in it?" Most wonderfully, indeed, on all the commonest occurrences of life, the impress of something better is implanted. It is almost as if GOD would save us in spite of ourselves; as if all the inlets of danger He made avenues of salvation; just as on stormy headlands and perilous rocks at sea men built lofty lighthouses; just as on the most dangerous mountain-pass the most able guide is to be found. Take, now, one of the commonest objects in this world; it is by water that it has pleased GOD to accomplish our regeneration. What more common? What, but for this, less likely to raise our thoughts to heaven? How we should have viewed it, left to ourselves, there are, even yet, passages of Holy Scripture which may teach us. "Unstable as water," saith Jacob; "the wicked are like the troubled sea," saith Isaiah; "raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame," saith Jude. But now the SPIRIT of GOD,with all reverence I say it,still moves upon the face of the waters: and as He once gave them power to regenerate us, so now He gives them the opportunity of symbolising to us our duties and our privileges. Are we walking by a river? "There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of GOD." Are we standing on the sea shore? "His dominion shall be also from sea to sea." Does the rain fall? "He shall come down like the rain upon the mown grass; even as the drops that water the earth." Yes; perpetually are we reminded, by our use of water, of that stream, which washes away the filth of the spirit; that we are born again by that Sacrament which CHRIST ordained, and of which the Baptist preached.
So, in like manner, by one of those mysterious antitheses of which the Christian dispensation is so full, as water once destroyed the earth, and water shall save it,so it was by eating, that sin entered into the world, and it is by eating, namely, our LORD'S Body and Blood, that we assure our joyful Resurrection. Bread, the staff of life, is turned into angel's food. Behold, no longer is it the sustenance of life only, but our staff in the valley of the shadow of death; formed of many grains beaten into one mass, it cements the multitude of the faithful into one body; the fruit of that green herb which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, it bears for us the fruit of immortality. So wine, by which so many sins have been wrought, from the time of Noah to this day, becomes, by the operation of the HOLY SPIRIT, that precious Blood, one drop of which is able to cleanse the sins of the whole world.
Thus much, and (perhaps) rather too much, on the analogy we are considering. And now here, we find the first institution of GOD, namely, marriage, elevated and consecrated in an inexpressible degree. It is true that we have intimations, as of Baptism and the LORD'S Supper, so of this, in the Old Testament. Not to mention that wonderful Song of songs, which, now that love has grown cold, is neglected almost by allconstantly in the prophets are we told, As the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy GOD rejoice over thee: that He will rest in His love; that thy GOD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.
But this humility is a constant feature of the blessed Baptist's character; one other part of it here only appears, or if not here only, here most principally. Austere in life and words, here he shows such tender, such intense love, as perhaps we could scarcely parallel even in the Epistles of S. John. "The friend of the Bridegroom, that standeth and heareth Him, rejoiceth greatly because of the Bridegroom's voice; this my joy therefore is fulfilled." It is full of more than a woman's tenderness. Now his course was doneall but its end of blood: it was enough for him to stand by that dear LORD, to hear His words, words not addressed to himself, but to anotherfor to whom else than the bride should the Bridegroom speak?should hear Him without, so to speak, attracting His attention to himself,it was enough to hear the beloved Voice, to see the beloved Face. Enough? Nay, it is the desire of his heart. It is joy; it is my joy, that joy beyond which I have nothing further to wish: it is this my joyas if there could be none other: and as it was begun, so also is it finished, in this order of things"this my joy is fulfilled."
To the addict, there is nothing like the drug; to the fish, there is nothing else like water. Those who are attuned to their Lord - everyone is pleasing to them. 1 I am a sacrifice, cut apart into pieces, a sacrifice to Your Name, O Lord and Master. 1 Pause The Lord is the fruitful tree; His Name is ambrosial nectar. Those who drink it in are satisfied; I am a sacrifice to them. 2 You are not visible to me, although You dwell with everyone. How can the thirst of the thirsty be quenched, with that wall between me and the pond? 3 Nanak is Your merchant; You, O Lord and Master, are my capital. My mind is cleared of doubt, when I praise You in prayer. 4 1 WADAHANS, FIRST MEHL: The virtuous bride ravishes and enjoys her Husband Lord; why does the unworthy one cry out? If she were to become virtuous, then she too could enjoy her Husband Lord. 1 My Husband Lord is loving and playful; why should the soul-bride enjoy any other? 1 Pause If the soul-bride does good deeds, and makes her mind the thread, she obtains the jewel, which cannot be purchased for any price, strung upon the thread of her consciousness. 2 I ask, but I do not follow the way shown to me; still, I claim to have reached my destination. I do not speak with You, O my Husband Lord; how then can I come to have a place in Your home? 3 O Nanak, without the One, there is no other at all. If the soul-bride remains attached to You, then she shall enjoy her Husband Lord. 4 2 WADAHANS, FIRST MEHL, SECOND HOUSE: The peacocks are singing sweetly, O sister; the rainy season of Saawan has come. Your beauteous eyes are like a string of charms, fascinating and enticing the soul-bride. I would cut myself into pieces for the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan; I am a sacrifice to Your Name. I take pride in You; without You, what could I be proud of? So smash your bracelets along with your bed, O soul-bride, and break your arms, along with the arms of your couch. 041b061a72