Today, the 5th Day of Christmas, is that long pause in the traditional song – Five Golden Ring . . . Four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree. Did you sing? I did.
The Five Golden Rings are known by two names and yet they are the same. The Jewish People know the Five Golden Rings by the same name Christ used – the Torah. The first five books of the Bible. These are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy and Numbers. Christians know this collection as The Pentateuch. The story of man’s creation, struggles, weaknesses and strengths. The promise of God’s love, and what He expects in return. While His love is unconditional, there are guidelines and expectations to salvation. These are the things contained in the first five books.
Both Christians and Jews are taught that the author of the first five books is Mosses. Yet we also know that the works are not his alone, but God’s Word to His creation through the Holy Spirit. While some see the Bible as a story of violence, oppression and bigotry, it is a love letter from God. He created us in His holy image. Not the color of our skin, our eyes, our hair, but the goodness of His spirit that dwells within us. And our story began with the Five Golden Rings.
In the beginning God created heaven and earth. The beginning is an excellent place to start. Let God speak to your heart in ways that are yours alone to hear. Be still, and listen. May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with you all. Amen.
These little “golden” bites are perfect for a snack while snuggled together watching all those endless Christmas movies. Enjoy.
Cheesy Ritz Bites
20 Ritz Crackers
5 slices American Cheese
4 Grape Tomatoes
5 Nacho Jalapeno slices
Lay crackers out on a baking tray. Cut each slice of cheese into quarters, place 1 cheese quarter on each cracker. Slice each tomato into 5 slices for 20 small tomato rounds. Place each 1 tomato round in the center of each cheese-topped cracker. Cut each Jalapeno slice into quarters for 20 small pieces. Place a jalapeno piece on each tomato round.
Heat broiler element in oven. Place cracker bites under the broiler. Cook until cheese has melted, just a few minutes. Serve and enjoy a light snack on a cold night.
2 thoughts on “The 5th Day of Christmas is Golden”
Thanks for sharing about the Five Golden Rings—I didn’t know they symbolized the first 5 books of the Bible! The Cheesy Ritz Bites sound yummy, too! 🙂
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