The Sixth Day of Christmas

Dear Friend,

The Twelve Days of Christmas are the twelve days between Christmas Day, Dec. 25th, the birth of Jesus, and the Epiphany, Jan. 6th (epiphany being the Greek word for manifestation).

“The Twelve Days of Christmas” song has its origins in spiritual symbolism-and with a serious purpose.

Each element is a code word for a religious truth.

All the gifts sent on the subsequent days of Christmas were gifts disguised in the words of the song that come to all who believe in the love and truth of God.

The song’s gifts are hidden meanings to the teachings of faith and belief.  The “true love” mentioned in the song doesn’t refer to an earthly suitor, it refers to God. The “me” who receives the presents refers to everyone who believes.

“On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me; Six Geese A-laying.” The six geese a laying represent the six days of creation that confesses God as Creator and Sustainer of the world. Creation is performed by divine incantation: on the first day God says, “Let there be light!” and light appears. On the second day God creates an expanse (firmament) to separate the waters above (the sky) from those below (the ocean/abyss). On the third day God commands the waters below to recede and make dry land appear, and fills the earth with vegetation. God then puts lights in the sky to separate day from night to mark the seasons. On the fifth day, God creates sea creatures and birds of every kind and commands them to procreate. On the sixth day, God creates land creatures of every kind. Man and woman are created last, after the entire world is prepared for them; they are created in the image of God, and are given dominion and care over all other created things. God rests on the seventh and final day of creation as Sabbath, which he marks as holy.

If we are created in the image of God, and are given care over all things; what truly is our responsibility?  Today, take a moment to remember how truly loved by God you are. Take some time to see how you can make a difference. We live in a wonderful, creative, divine world. Receive all the wonderful gifts that await you.  Accept and use these gifts for the good of all.

God Bless,
Kandee G


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