We send our love and Christmas greetings in the matchless name of Jesus!

Greetings saints,

Here we are in the Christmas season. For some it is the busiest time of the year. As you go about your decorating, family gatherings, sharing of gifts, Christmas parties and celebrations, please remember why we have this celebration. It is because our Messiah became flesh to save us.

I want to share with you a reading that you may have seen before, but it is very appropriate. Perhaps when you are singing or hear this Christmas carol, it will remind you of why we are celebrating. It is entitled “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” A Christmas Carol with a Special Meaning.

The partridge in a pear tree - Jesus Christ

Two turtledoves - the Old and the New Testaments

Three French hens – Faith, Hope and Love

Four calling birds – the four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John

Five golden rings – the first five books of the Old Testament, which gives us the history of humanity’s fall from grace

“I bring good news…for all the people.”
Luke 2:10

Six geese a-laying – the six days of creation

Seven swans a-swimming – seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:7-10)

Eight maids a-milking – the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-11)

Nine ladies dancing – nine fruits of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22)

Ten lords a-leaping – the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:3-17)

Eleven pipers piping – the eleven faithful disciples (Mark 3:13-19)

Twelve drummers drumming – the twelve points of belief in the Apostles’ Creed.

Author unknown

Have a blessed and a Merry Christmas!

In Christ’s love,

Pastor Roger

December 2023