Jenz thoughts and feelings

December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas Everyone Happy Birthday Jesus

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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

tree2.jpgclick on the picture its really quite clever and very true

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Eph28:10 we are sharing our nativity scene so here is mine

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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

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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16 Comments »

  1. Merry Christmas Jen! I hope you have a blessed day 🙂

    Comment by Tanya — December 25, 2006 @ 11:10 am | Reply

  2. Merry Christmas Jen!

    Comment by Amy — December 25, 2006 @ 8:56 pm | Reply

  3. Merry Christmas Jen

    Comment by mrs.diamond — December 26, 2006 @ 4:39 am | Reply

  4. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours Jen! Thanks for dropping by 🙂

    Comment by Angelo — December 26, 2006 @ 9:18 am | Reply

  5. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jen.

    Thank you for sharing the neat little Christmas tree make out of the Isaiah passage that points to savior so many years before our Savior’s birth…

    Comment by eph2810 — December 26, 2006 @ 11:23 am | Reply

  6. What a lovely post! Hope you and yours had a day full of Christmas cheer and joy!

    Comment by srp — December 26, 2006 @ 4:18 pm | Reply

  7. Hope you had a blessed Christmas!

    Comment by Amanda — December 27, 2006 @ 12:50 am | Reply

  8. I love Isa. 9:6 in Christmas tree format! Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comments. I had heard something about the meaning behind the 12 days of Christmas song but not this much detail — thanks!

    Comment by Barbara H. — December 27, 2006 @ 12:07 pm | Reply

  9. Merry Christmas! I have a children’s book that also covers the biblical “12 days of Christmas.” I also love that painting of the Nativity right at the top of this post. (Artist’s name?) Thanks for sharing! :~)

    Comment by e-Mom — December 27, 2006 @ 1:30 pm | Reply

  10. Thanks everyone
    bless you all

    Comment by jen — December 27, 2006 @ 2:02 pm | Reply

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  14. Sorry Mr. Linky brought me here to this quite old blog, but anyway “Merry Christmas” (a little late) I was looking for tackle it tuesday, lol !

    Comment by Gattina — February 20, 2007 @ 11:23 pm | Reply

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