Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Fun....

Today and for the next 11 days
I am going to share with you
some Christmas Fun!
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On the first day of Christmas
I'd like to share with you a
ditty that was in our church
newsletter...
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A Song with a message?
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According to modern folklore,
the song "The 12 Days of
Christmas" was written to help
young believers learn about their
faith.
Although no evidence proves that
claim, some say the popular carol
contains these codes:
The partridge in the pear tree is
Jesus Christ.
The two turtle doves are the Old
and New Testaments.
The three French hens stand for faith, hope and love.
The four calling birds are the four
gospels--Matthew, Mark, Luke and
John.
The five golden rings are the Law:
the first five books of the Old
Testament.
The six geese a-laying represent
the six days of creation.
The seven swans a-swimming
represent the gifts of the Holy
Spirit: prophesy, serving,
teaching, exhortation,
contribution, leadership and
mercy.
The eight maids a-milking are
Jesus' eight beatitudes.
The nine ladies dancing are the
fruits of the Holy Spirit: love,
joy, peace, patience, kindness,
goodeness, faithfulness,
gentleness and self-control.
The 10 lords a-leaping are
the Ten Commandments.
The 11 pipers piping stand
for the 11 faithful disciples.
The 12 drummers drumming
symbolize the 12 statements
of belief in the Apostle's Creed.
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I thought this was an interesting
take on the carol. One I had not
heard before.
~Keep on Dreaming~

4 comments:

  1. I had not heard this either ...
    Christmas hugs & joys ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

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  2. I've never heard that either. Interesting! I'll be back tomorrow!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  3. Me either...this was great. I just love the analogy. Thanks for the share sweetie!!!

    Ya'll have a truly blessed day! :o)

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  4. I had never heard that before. Very interesting.

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