Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Origin of the Christmas Stocking ........

Merry Christmas Y'all .. Hope you are all having a beautiful start to your weekend ..
Abbey and I are enjoying a relaxing morning with the fireplace going after a beautiful rainy day yesterday it's a bit chilly today.
This morning I opened my daily devotion from Dr. David Jeremiah of Shadow Mountain Church .. and wanted to share it with you all.
(courtesy of  La Petite Cuisine )
Fireside Chats: Christmas Stockings
So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury.”
Mark 12:43

Recommended Reading
Romans 12:9-21

 A poor man, father of three beautiful daughters, had no money to provide for their marriages or their futures. Hearing this, Saint Nicholas secretly put a bag of gold in the daughters’ stockings, which were hanging by the fireplace to dry overnight. Upon rising, the family was overjoyed. Ever since, children have hung up stockings on Christmas Eve in hopes of a visit from Saint Nicholas.

 That’s the closest we can come to the origin of Christmas stockings. Regardless of the origin of the practice, one thing is evident: Christmas stockings can only hold small gifts. Indeed, what would fit in a child’s stocking was the extent of the earliest Christmas gifts from parents to children. And therein is the lesson: It’s the little things that matter most at Christmas. Jesus Himself revealed the true meaning of value when He commended a widow in Jerusalem for putting two pennies into the Temple treasury.
As you plan your Christmas giving this year, keep “value” in mind. Gifts wrapped in Christmas love are the most valuable of all.

2 Thessalonians 1-1 Timothy 1-6
Have a Beautiful and Merry Weekend ..

1 comment:

  1. I had heard the story of the dowry in the stockings. I like to design and make needlepoint stockings.


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