Hildegard Von Bingen

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Hildegard Von Bingen Nathan Tyler my pastor, mentor, and good friend always tells us that there has to be a first and that he is only looking for one of us to move. It is not always easy to be the first to move or make an impact in this world. I believe that even Jesus struggled with this as he prayed in the garden of Gethsemane. He left his disciples to pray, asking his father, "My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will, not mine." He then returned to his disciples and found them all asleep and when He went back to pray he now said, "My Father! If this cup cannot be taken away until I drink it, your will be done." I believe that the first time that He went to pray He was asking for another way out, He knew that someone had to accomplish what He was to do.

When He went back to His friends and found them all asleep, I believe that He then realized that He would have to the one, there no one else to drink of the cup, the others could not even stay awake, and so He drank. Hildegard Von Bingen was the first to drink of another cup, a cup that tore down some of the many walls that existed between men and women in her age. Hildegard was the first woman to accomplish many things.

Hildegard Von Bingen also known as Sybil of the Rhine was born into nobility in 1098 in a castle in Germany. She was the tenth child in her family and at birth her parents dedicated her to God, perhaps having something to do with a tithe, since she was...