Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 1 - A Partridge In A Pear Tree

"The Twelve Days of Christmas" originated as a cumulative song, meaning that each verse is built on top of the previous verses. There are twelve verses, each describing a gift given by "my true love" on one of the twelve days of Christmas. This song, sung in various places around the world, is thought to have started in England in 1780 in a little children’s book of games and rhymes.

Join us this year as we celebrate the gift of our Lord Jesus Christ and the gift of His loving presence through the lyrics of this special song. Each day leading up to Christmas day, we will post a testimony of God’s precious work among us. These true stories come to us from those willing to share their lives and the ‘true love’ testimony as expressed by our beloved Savior. 

   Christmas Blessings ~ Molly McNamara,  Founder of His Whole House

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------A Partridge in a Pear Tree

She wondered yet again as she looked down at her growing stomach. So much to consider with this first baby and now the economy has taken yet another downturn and the promotion at work had gone to someone else. It was getting cold now in the Midwest and the heating bills were showing it. Money was already tight and she pondered in her heart how the bills would be paid. Her aunt had just called and was sending a little something in a card for purchase of a new winter coat. Her heart filled with hope as she so needed something that could fit around her bulging belly and keep them both warm until this special gift from heaven arrived in January.

Each day she would go to the mail but it wasn’t there, no sign of the promised gift. She felt quite anxious, called her aunt and found that the card might have been misaddressed. The post office offered no solace either, as no tracking number had been assigned. Her aunt, a praying woman, had said not to worry; God would not forget and a prayer had been offered.

Several weeks later at her aunt’s home, the card did return. The envelope was tattered and cut open at both ends, with the card inching out from one end and held together by a single thread of yellow tape marked ‘return to sender’. God had not forgotten. Neatly tucked between the folds was that special something promised and safe. Now it would arrive safe and sound but with a special kiss from heaven, thank you God, You never forget!

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”