Today is December 25th- Happy "First Day of Christmas"!
Today we think about the "Partridge in a Pear Tree” which symbolizes Jesus Christ, the Son of God, whose birthday we celebrate today.
In the song, “The Twelve days of Christmas,” Christ is symbolically represented as a partridge.
Mother partridges are known to feign injury to decoy predators from her helpless nestlings. In Luke 13: 34, Jesus said: “Jerusalem! Jerusalem! How often would I have sheltered you under my wings, as a hen does her chicks, but you would not have it so…”
Today, we celebrate the birth of The One who was injured for our transgressions and who provides us shelter beneath His wings.
Thank you, Lord Jesus for being our TRUE LOVE...
and for being Our Protector, Our Redeemer,
Our Shelter, Our Savior!
Thank you for putting on flesh, and coming to a lowly manger,
Thank you for taking up residence in my heart!