Thursday, December 18, 2008

the 7th day of christmas

On the seventh day of Christmas my TrueLove (God) gave to me, Seven Swans a swimming. what do swans do they swim along in an eligant and graceful mannor. looking quiet content to just glide along in the stream or across the lake. so peaceful, so Tranquil. Of course under the serface is a whole nother issue. i saw a poster that once said, be like a duck, cool and collect on top, but underneith paddiling like crazy. the same can be true of these graceful creatures.

So what might these seven swans be? They are the seven gifts of the spirit:

1. Wisdom
2. Understanding
3. Council
4. Fortitude
5. Knowledge
6. Piety
7. Fear of The Lord

wait wait wait, I have been in the church most my life, I went to bible school, I am currently in seminary, these were not listed in the answer key on the spiritual gift exams. Perhaps these are gifts that are meant for all belivers to have, like the fruit of the spirit. Maybe these gifts manifest themselves at different times at different maturity levels as the saint goes threw they're lives.

seven swans, all swimming in the lake of life, cool calm tranquil in aperence, but just under the serface these seven gifts propell the saint through life.

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