and to my 2 South African readers
Geseende Kerfees en ‘n gelukkige nuwe jarr
and to my 1 reader in the Philippines
Maligayang Pasco at ManigongBangong Taon
The greatest joy of all, is knowing that the Lord really and truly loves you and that you “are” special to him. The Lord loves you more than you can ever realize
Be blessed this Christmas and all year too
On Eph28:10 we are sharing our nativity scene so here is mine
Memorable Christmas Days of the Past
In 336 the first recorded celebration of Christmas was held in Rome. Church fathers elected this day to be Jesus’ offical birthday. From 336 on a Holy mass – “Christ’s Mass”as to be observed.
In 1888 “Silent Night” was perfromed for the first time, at the Church of St Nikolans in Austria.
In 1914 during World War 1 Allied and German troops observed an unoffical truce, even playing football together on the Western Front’s “no man’s land.”
In my post dated the 5th of December I discussed where the 12 days of Christmas came from and I have decided that for the next 12 days I would mark this special time on my blog. I am not Catholic but I do like the real meaning behind this song. I didnt know what they were until then.
On the 1st day of Christmas my true love gave to me. . .
A partridge in a pear tree
or in other words
Jesus Christ the son of God
whose birthday we celebrate today in the song Christ is metaphorically presented as a mother partridge that pretends to be injured to lure predators away from her vulnerable chicks, reminding us of when Christ considered sadly the fate of Jerusalem: “Jerusalem! Jerusalem! I have often wanted to gather your people, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings. But you wouldnt let me” (Luke 13:34)
Just as the the mother partridge would die for her chicks so Jesus was willing to die for us.
The tree is the representation of the fall of the human race through the sin of Adam and Eve. It is symbolizes the redemption by Jesus on the Cross.