The eighth day of Christmas . . .
Today’s January 1st, New Year’s Day and the Eighth Day of Christmas. For centuries, many have also regarded it as the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ. To a modern ear, this sounds strange, even indecorous. We’ve read the account of the occasion in Luke 2:21, but why make a special day of it in the church calendar? Many Christian traditions see great value in its commemoration. Christ’s circumcision reminds us of our Lord’s full humanity. It reminds us, too, that He fulfilled all the demands of the law of Moses. What’s more, Christ’s circumcision may have been the first time He shed blood—a foreshadowing of the Cross to come.
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Using extensive research and the actual logs of her tour of the colonies from 1768-1772, a tale is spun in Squalls Before War: His Majesty's Schooner Sultana about the Royal Navy's smallest schooner. The Boston Massacre, the Great Awakening and even George Washington play a part in this account of colonial life. It's as close to being there as is possible without a time machine!
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