Today we add the beginning of the Covenant line of humanity, Seth, to the Jesse tree. Of the first two sons born to Adam and Eve, righteous Abel was killed by his brother, and Cain was cursed and thus couldn't be the progenitor of the line of Christ, so God gave the First Parents a new son to start the long line to the Saviour. All the rest of the Bible focuses on the continuation of that line until the birth of Jesus, to show how God kept His Promise about the Seed of the Woman after the Fall of humanity into sin.
Verses for today:
Genesis 4: 1 - 11, 25, 26
Genesis 5: 1 - 8
Luke 3 : 23, 38
Today we praise Maria in the gates for her accomplishment. She had a knitting lesson with Oma yesterday to learn how to finish the toe of her first knitted sock.
|Is it a sock or a croc?|
Now she knows how to make the whole thing and plans to make more. I hope. She said that one of her aunts asked her what she was doing, to which she replied, "knitting." The aunt said, "Ah, the yoga of the 21st century." So Maria realized knitting is presently a trendy thing to do and promptly considered giving it up, so as not to be like everybody else. Her brothers said she was ahead of the herd, so she may be mollified.
|First finished sock with reinforced heel.|
Are you opening your Advent calendars?
|The first two days of the Calendar. The background photo is a place in Switzerland.|
|I also got myself what might be considered an odd Advent calendar: children's books behind each window. They are fairy tales in German, so I am using them to practice my German reading.|
|This was the first one. It is not familiar in English. It is about a a brother and sister fleeing a mean stepmother and finding their way to good fortune in the world.|
|Nobody has time to read more, right? So these short pages are almost manageable.|
|This was the story behind the window.|
Advent Blessings to all.