12 Days of Christmas: ‘Days 1-7’

Well, here it is….the remaining seven Days of Christmas in this blog series. Below are listed the odd items in this well-known song and the symbolism affiliated with each.  Merry Christmas…Happy New Year…and God Bless!

Seven Swans A-Swiming:  This points to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit  (Romans 12:6-8)

These are ‘gifts’…and as believers, we should what gifts we have and exercise them often.

 

Six Geese A-Laying:  The six days of Creation

A constant reminder, through our surroundings in nature, that we have a Creator among us.

 

Five Gold Rings:  The first five books of the Old Testament (the Pentateuch)

 

Four Calling Birds:  The four Gospels

Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.  These are the Good News…the story of Jesus…the story of Gods love for you and I.

 

Three French Hens:  The three theological virtues  (1 Cor. 13:13)

Faith, Hope, and Love.

 

Two Turtle Doves:  The Old and New Testaments

 

A Partridge in a Pear Tree:  Jesus…the Son of God!

His humble, yet powerful, birth…offering God’s grace & salvation to all of mankind.

 

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