Six Geese a-laying is supposed to represent the six days of Creation.
Ten or twenty years ago, most jobs were 9-5, or at least that was what society considered the workday. Before then, most work periods were tethered to the sun. When the sun was up, it was day and people worked.
But God did not have a clock, nor the sun to determine his workday. So He did what any rational entrepreneur would do (God is the ultimate in rational entrepreneur).
He set a large goal (creating a world) and broke it down into smaller goals. This was not His first world, and He pretty much had it down by the time He got to ours.
We all know the six days, but just in case you want to refresh your memory, it’s found in Gen chapter 1.
I’ve heard some say that these “days” were all equal, but I’m not sure that’s true. Just like most jobs today, some of His days were longer… others shorter. The important thing was not how long the workday was, but whether the short-term goal was accomplished.
So maybe some of His days took millions of years and others were in the mere hundred thousands. But after achieving all six of His goals, this world was complete and He could “rest for a season.” (I wonder where He spent His vacation.)
Today, on “The Sixth Day of Christmas” I take a lesson from God, to be creative but also to make a plan and accomplish it.
One Final Thought...
As Children of God, we all have the ability to be creative.
I write about, with, for, and around kids all day. (Well, maybe I do the dishes too. Sometimes.)