Advent #9

12 days until Christmas….

“Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”

‭‭James‬ ‭1:16-17‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Children whisper “12 days till Christmas. ” ….

They whisper it in secret languages packed with tones of wonder. They cannot hold back the excitement and often interrupt those with authority by their zeal for the gifts of Christmas.

Long ago, in the 16th century, a certain group of children of God did the same . But instead of coded whispers they sang a certain song. It was a song of all the gifts they were given in Jesus . And it was sung in code so that none in authority, who knew not the Giver , would hear, lest they be imprisoned , hung and quartered. They sang the song to one another to teach one another and to worship the Lord of all perfect gifts.

I too , had listened to this song many times before and could not hear it. I only heard silly rhymes. But now , now as His child, I hear the great gifts we are Given in The Son of God , our Savior Jesus. And I sing this , not as if it is nonsense ,but as it is ,a secret tongue, a poem of Spirit and Truth. I sing ….

come oh Jesus

Oh Come my true Love

Be to me a partridge …like a hen gathering chicks

… in me your pear TREE

Come with your

2 Turtle Doves = The Old and New Testaments your letters of Love.

oh Come Jesus with

3 French Hens = Faith, Hope and LOVE and you and the Father and the precious Holy Spirit.

oh Come Jesus with

4 Calling Birds = the Four Gospels that sing the New song in my ear.

Oh Come Jesus with

5 Golden Rings = The first Five Books of the Old Testament, which remind me of my fall from your Love and the manna manifested to save me !!

oh Come Jesus with

6 Geese A-laying = the six days of creation

Oh Come Jesus with

7 Swans A-swimming = the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit

Oh Come Jesus with

8 Maids A-milking = the eight beatitudes that align and nourish my attitude to be like yours.

oh Come Jesus with

9 Ladies Dancing = the nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit I see so beautifully dancing in your body !

oh Come Jesus with

10 Lords A-leaping = the Ten Commandments that leap within me into obedience to you!

oh Come Jesus with

11 Pipers Piping = the eleven faithful apostles who lived LIFE to the fullest even unto death!

oh Come Jesus with

12 Drummers Drumming = the twelve points of the My Creed, The apostles Creed that Centers me before , behind and beneath your cross.

oh Come Jesus with

All your gifts !

And put them in me your TREE!

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