Day 6 - The Christmas Season Devotionals

December 31

Genesis 1

“On the 6th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...Six Geese A-laying.”

The image of six geese a-laying reminds us of the six days of creation. Genesis 1 & 2 is an early hymn of confession of God as Creator and Sustainer of the world. Often forgotten in the consumption mentality of our age is the command God gave to Adam to cultivate and care for the world. The world was given to humans as a gift of the creator. As part of the catechism of faith this reminder of our role as caretaker of God’s creation is important because of its link with the creator himself.

Action Point: During this Christmas season what promises do you wish to make to enhance your relationship to God’s creation. Discuss what it means for humans to husband or care for God’s creation.