12 Days of Christmas! December 14, 2020

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Go ahead and sing it – you know the words! We have always had a lot of fun singing and acting out the old Christmas classic The Twelve Days of Christmas. This English Christmas Carol was based on the twelve days of Christmas celebration that actually began on December 25 and ended on January 5.

While the lyrics have changed some through the years and there is debate over the exact meaning of each line, one thought permeates the song: each day and each gift is a reminder that someone truly loves you.

Did you know that Christmas is only 12 days from today? What a wonderful thing it would be if over the next twelve days we meditated each day on all that we have been given in Jesus Christ. The love of God has given us every good thing!

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 1:17).

Seasons come and go. Each Christmas is different. But one thing is sure: our Heavenly Father loves us and continues to give us every good and perfect gift. Think on this truth over the next 12 days.

To help you with this daily meditation we are posting something very special on our YouTube channel. Beginning today you can find the first episode in our ETJ series called “Christmas Blessings,” and a new study will post each day for the next 12 days. This is only available on the YouTube channel and I hope you will watch for a new one each day.

Join us as we consider all of our “Christmas Blessings” leading up to December 25!

(Just a reminder that our current ETJ series on “The Name” will continue on our website and all of our podcast platforms.)

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