On the 1st Day of Christmas

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"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." - John 3:16-17

The popular song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" is usually seen as simply a nonsense song for children with secular origins. However, some have suggested that it is a song of Christian instruction, perhaps dating to the 16th century religious wars in England, with hidden references to the basic teachings of the Christian Faith. Some contend that this whimsical song was a mnemonic device to teach catechism to youngsters.

The "true love" mentioned in the song is not an earthly suitor, but refers to God Himself.

The "me" who receives the presents refers to those who are a part of the Christian Faith.

Each of the "days" represents some aspect of the Christian Faith that was important for children to learn.

Whether the song was used as a catechism teaching or not, the religious meanings behind this Christmas Carol, warm my heart and remind me who this season is all about!

So, each of the 12 days of Christmas, let's sing the song and learn what each verse is all about . . .

The 12 Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me a partridge in a pear tree.

True love = God, and Partridge in a Pear Tree = Jesus Christ on the Tree (cross)

Prayer: 
Father, with joy, gladness and praise we say thank You!! We know we do not deserve what You have given. Your Son is a gift too precious for us to comprehend. Father, today, fill our hearts with Your presence. Immanuel has come. God is with us!! You are for us. You are in us. Let us be forever changed. Amen.
Date: 
Dec 25 2018