Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Different Version of the Twelve Days of Christmas

Merry Christmas Eve Day My Friends,

I was looking on a Christian Ecard site that i subscribe to and i saw this "different" rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas and i wanted to share it with you. It put a whole new meaning to that song for me and made so much sense to me....I hope you will enjoy it.....

The PARTRIDGE in the pear tree was Jesus Christ.

TWO TURTLE DOVES were the Old and New Testaments.

THREE FRENCH HENS stood for faith, hope and love.

The FOUR CALLING BIRDS were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

The FIVE GOLDEN RINGS recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.

The SIX GEESE a laying stood the six days of creation.

SEVEN SWANS a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit-Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhoratation, Contribution, Leadership and Mercy.

The EIGHT MAIDS a-milking were the eight beautitudes.

NINE LADIES dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit-Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.

The TEN Lords a-leaping were the Ten Commandments.

The ELEVEN PIPERS piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.

The TWELVE DRUMMERS drumming symbolized the the twelve points or belief in the Apostles's Creed.

The history of this is:

From `1558 until 1829, certain religions were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a song for these young children. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meeting known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code for a religous reality which the children could remember....

I really like this rendition...I enjoyed reading the "TRUE" meaning of this carol.

I hope you will enjoy it also....

In Gods Love
cindy

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

JESUS REASON FOR THE SEASON.....

Merry Christmas Everyone,

I cant believe that Christmas is almost here....2 days actually....where has the time gone? seems like just the other day we were saying " Only 3 months till Christmas"....

During these busy days, the hustle and bustle of shopping and getting ready to decorate, so many of us have forgotten the TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS....Sure, its nice to go shopping and exchange gifts, get ready for family, but deep in our hearts, what is the TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS?

Its the night that OUR SAVIOR was born.....Its the night when this little babe laid in the MANGER with no crib for a bed, but he still laid down his SWEET HEAD, but the STARS looked down where HE laid, and that LITTLE BABE slept on the hay....Here was this beautiful little babe, sleeping in a manger with only hay to keep him safe and warm.....He didnt care that he didnt have all the BLANKETS to keep him warm and fuzzy....He knew that he was safe....He knew that in the days ahead that he would be showing us how to be SAFE AND WARM, if we only would FOLLOW HIM.....

We need to remember that JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!!!! not all the gifts, decorations, and commercialism......

"FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN" and his name is JESUS...A name ABOVE ALL NAMES.....

My prayer for each of you, is that you find the LOVE of JESUS in your HEART during this beautiful season and forever....May the Love of Christ become entwined in your everyday lives....May he ALWAYS be the FIRST in your life....

From OUR HOUSE to YOUR HOUSE Carl and I wish you all a very BLESSED CHRISTMAS and a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR....

In Gods Love
cindy