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"On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE." The origin of this song came from the catholic church. Day one of this classic Christmas song starts out with a bird on a tree. This song hid some meaning behind its clever wording. The partridge in the pear tree represents our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our savior died on a cross for our sins in order for us to have everlasting life with the Almighty God in Heaven. A fun song turns to truth and deep meaning to those that believe in Jesus Christ.
"On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me, TWO TURTLE DOVES and a partridge in a pear tree." These two turtle doves represent the two sections of the Holy Bible: The Old and New Testament. The song repeats day one to remind us what who gave us these two sections of God's Word.
"On the third day of Christmas,my true love gave to me THREE FRENCH HENS" The third day gives us three French Hens. These hens represent Faith, Hope, and Love. These three words come from 1 Corinthians 13:13. We are told the greatest of these is LOVE.
"On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me FOUR CALLING BIRDS" The four calling birds represent the gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The Gospels call us to Christ and His ministry. They call us to follow Christ's example.
"On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, FIVE GOLDEN RINGS" The rings represent the first five books of the Old Testament (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy). These books show the Fall of Humans into sin and the Love that God has for us all in sending a Savior.
"On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, SIX GEESE A-LAYING" These six geese represent the six days of Creation. God created everything in just six days. On the seventh day God rested.
"On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me, SEVEN SWANS A-SWIMMING" These swans represent the spiritual gifts that God gives with the Holy Spirit. (Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.) These gifts are different for everyone, but if you have the Holy Spirit dwelling inside of you, then you have at least one of these gifts. You can find these gifts in 1 Corinthians 12.
"On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, EIGHT MAIDS A-MILKING" These eight maids represent the eight Beatitudes. Jesus said,"Blessed are..." and He describe the ones who are blessed. You can find the Beatitudes in Matthew 5:1-12.
"On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, NINE LADIES DANCING" These ladies represent the nine Fruits of the Spirit. (Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control). You can find the Fruits of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23
"On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, TEN LORDS A-LEAPING" These lords represent the Ten Commandments. God gave these commandments to Israelite people after they continued to disobey and walk away from God's direction. These commandments were written in stone... literally. You can find the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20.
"On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me, ELEVEN PIPERS PIPING" These pipers reprint the eleven faithful Apostles. These Apostles went all over the Earth spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ to all people. They were heard by many as would pipers piping. You can find the Apostles in the Four Calling Birds (AKA The Gospels)
"On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, TWELVE DRUMMERS DRUMMING" These drummers represent the twelve points of belief in the Apostles Creed. Now you have made it through the entire 12 days of Christmas. You may have never heard the song quite like this. In every verse, the previous verse is repeated and the build off of one another. As in everything you do, Jesus Christ is in every verse of this song. Let that be a prayer for you this Christmas Season. In everything you do, give God the Glory!