Twelve Days of Christmas : Day 6

Unto us a Child is born.
Come let us adore him.  

Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace, good will towards men.
We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee,
we give thanks to thee for thy great glory.

O God, who makes us glad with the yearly remembrance of the birth of your only Son Jesus Christ: Grant that as we joyfully reflect on Christ’s story and how it relates to our own.  Amen.

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me – Geese a Laying.

6 Geese a laying apparently represent the 6 days of creation.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light’ and there was light.

Genesis 1:1-3

As we live through the chaos of a continuing pandemic, I guess we are all seeking some order. The Christian creation myth (most major world religions have one) might be described as a story about bringing order into chaos. It is easy to skim over the poetic intricacies of the 6 days if we don’t re-read the account in Genesis rather than remembering what we learnt in Sunday school. Days 1 and 4 relate, 2 and 5, 3 and 6 before we are instructed to take a sabbath which society has completely lost its grip on.

Sixth day of Christmas – December 30 : SAVOUR

With New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day just around the corner it won’t be long before the kids have to go back to school and you have to get back to the home office. Set aside today to really savour your favourite parts of the season – perhaps call someone who may have been alone the last few days. (adapted from https://www.asacredjourney.net/12-days-of-christmas)

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