The 12 Days of Christmas Day 6
Six Geese a Laying
God saw all that He had made, and it was very good… the sixth day
On the sixth day of Christmas, my True Love gave to me six geese a-laying. It’s my understanding that in China people used to hand out an egg to each of their friends when a new baby was born. What’s inside the egg? A baby chick, new life.
The Bible tells us that in the beginning, God created life. Life is a God idea! Life is the product of love and God being love created life. He chose for you and me to be created and to know a life of love. It’s important for us to understand that life comes, not only from somewhere but from Someone. Being the result of love makes all the difference in this life. A man without a maker is a man without meaning. God is our Maker and because of Him, this life has meaning, a reason for being here.
Life is to be an experience of love not just an existence of labor but that again is what Adam chose. And before we get to down on Adam let’s remember that an existence of labor is what we make life when we refuse to live in God’s love.
Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly, more then we can hold in our hands. And new life is what Jesus was telling Nicodemus about in John 3. A new life can be the gift anyone can have when they choose to embrace and experience God’s love. Paul writes about it in 2 Corinthians 5:17 where he says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
What’s the lesson of this gift? That life is a God idea that comes from God’s love to anyone and everyone who will surrender this existence of labor to experience His Love. Did you realize that good news? Are you living and sharing that good news?