On the Ninth Day...

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There are 9 fruits! And I believe  we need them all as we go through this life’s journey.

On the ninth day of Christmas my True Love sent to me, Nine Ladies Dancing...

During my SFC days, I used to discuss the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit. These are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. (Galatians 5:22-23). These are represented by those  women who were joyfully and patiently waiting for the Lord, the nine ladies dancing.



On the tenth day of Christmas, my True Love sent to me, Ten Lords a-Leaping.

The men on the other hand, were not just dancing but leaping (dancing exuberantly). They are the Ten Lords,  the so-called  Morris dancers representing the 'Ten Commandments.'

On the eleventh day of Christmas my True Love sent to me, Eleven Piper’s Piping…
The eleven musicians played the bagpipes, the woodwind instruments.
It was written that Judas betrayed Jesus. He felt sorry for his action but he chose to end his life leaving the other eleven disciples. They represent the eleven pipers piping.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my True Love sent to me, Twelve Drummers Drumming!
Here goes the musicians again. This time, the drummers  symbolize the twelve articles found in the Apostles Creed.

There you have it… the essence of Twelve Days of Christmas.  Indeed a joyous and meaningful Christmas carol. Let me end this series with one great quote by W.C. Jones:
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The previous Days of Christmas

18 comments:

MEcoy said...

now i understand it deeply,
i never knew it means like that,
well it makes a lot of sense

Ric said...

Salamat MECoy!

Archieviner said...

Ayun completo na. Naalala ko bigla yung kantang The fruits of holy spirit. Kaya di ko makalimutan ang verses nayan.

Thanks for sharing sir. Joyful song pero may deeper meaning :)

Genskie said...

Wow thank you for the reminder...Halos limot ko na ang mga ito... :)

Ric said...

Yes, Archieviner yung 9 fruits very special talaga yan..

Ric said...

Halo nalimutan ko nga rin yan Genskie... ni-remind ko rin ang sarili ko hehe..thanks!

Adam said...

I had to sing that song once, so many thins to remember

joy said...

Wonderful to have brother in christ like you! Food for the soul:)

Ric said...

Yes, Adam we may sing it again and remembering its meaning. thanks!

Ric said...

Thanks again Miss Joy!

xoxo_grah said...

Thanks for sharing the rest of the song, sir. Nice to remember the meaning of each lyric...:)


xx!

Ric said...

Thanks too Ma'am, hehe! Thanks for the visit!

Phioxee said...

salamat po dito. hindi ko talaga alam ang meaning ng kanta until i read it here ;-) hehehhe

Ric / Life N Canvas said...

thanks din!

Roxana Miƛkiewicz said...

<3

Ric said...

thanks for dropping by Roxana : )

Pink Line said...

ayun nabuo na ang meaning ng 12 days of Christmas..galing! pag nagka-anak ako maeexplain ko na sa kanya oh kaya ipapabasa ko na lang tong post mo hehe..

Merry Christmas Ric!

Ric said...

Yes, thanks Pink line! Happy New Year!