Saturday, December 6, 2008
On The Second Day Of Christmas...
The second day of Christmas brings in the two turtledoves. Did you know that for hundreds of years, Jewish families used turtledoves as offerings to God? Yup, it is in the bible as one of the acceptable animals for sacrifice, given by those that had little to no money or possessions.
But that isn't all. When Jesus was forty days old, Mary and Joseph took Him to the temple in Jerusalem. What do you suppose they brought with them? You guessed it, two turtledoves. The turtledoves were to be sacrificed as was required by the law.
Lu 2:22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;
Lu 2:24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.