Thank you for joining us for our Christmas Faithbooking Challenge! This year, our theme is “The 12 Days of Christmas”. We’ve all heard this song growing up, but I never realized that each verse of the song also had a Biblical meaning. So, over the next few weeks, we will be exploring the Biblical meanings of each verse of the song and you are to create a layout which shows what it means to you.
Each week you will be presented with the traditional verse, it’s Biblical meaning, and a free mini kit that you can use to create your layout. You are not required to use the kit, but it’s being made available to you as a free gift. After the 12 weeks are over, you should have a reminder that you can share with your family every Christmas as to what the Biblical meanings are for “The 12 Days of Christmas”!
This week’s challenge is hosted by Emma Moore, from Eyelets Scraps Designs and features the sixth verse:
On the sixth day of Christmas,
my true sent to me
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.
How awesome to think that this simple song on the sixth verse refers to the 6 days of creation!!
First day: God creates light (“Let there be light!”)—the first divine command. The light is divided from the darkness, and “day” and “night” are named.
Second day: God creates a firmament (“Let a firmament be…!”)—the second command—to divide the waters above from the waters below. The firmament is named “skies”.
Third day: God commands the waters below to be gathered together in one place, and dry land to appear (the third command). “Earth” and “sea” are named. God commands the earth to bring forth grass, plants, and fruit-bearing trees (the fourth command).
Fourth day: God creates lights in the firmament (the fifth command) to separate light from darkness and to mark days, seasons and years. Two great lights are made (most likely the Sun and Moon, but not named), and the stars.
Fifth day: God commands the sea to “teem with living creatures”, and birds to fly across the heavens (sixth command); He creates birds and sea creatures, and commands them to be fruitful and multiply.
Sixth day: God commands the land to bring forth living creatures (seventh command); He makes wild beasts, livestock and reptiles. He then creates Man and Woman in His “image” and “likeness” (eighth command). They are told to “be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it.” Humans and animals are given plants to eat. The totality of creation is described by God as “very good.”
For a limited time, you can download this digital mini kit for FREE!
Which you can get by going HERE or click on the picture.
Don’t forget to join in on the discussion about this challenge by visiting “The 12 Days of Christmas Faithbooking Challenge” topic in our forum!
We hope that you will join us in creating this keepsake for your own family! We would to see what you do! Please upload your creations in our gallery!
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