Friday, December 25, 2015

X-mas Ham?

For as long as I can remember, there was a tradition in my family, that many would mistake for a Christian tradition. This is the tradition of eating Ham for Christmas dinner.  One day I began to wonder where such a tradition could have come from. As a Histroy Major, wondering about origins of this or that, is how I spend the majority of any day.

Christmas ham at dinner is directly connected to the Yule log. 

The story of the Yule depends greatly on the region of the world in which you ask the question. In Nordic societies, during the Winter Solstice, a boar (pig) would be sacrificed to the Norse god Freyr, the god of fertility and harvest. The boar was always chosen because, in the stories associated Freyr, he rode a boar with gold bristles named Gullinburst and was said to shine with a golden light that drove out darkness and turned night into daytime. The sacrifice of a boar in honor of Freyr would also, help to ensure a plentiful harvest the next season.

Food4Thought (You do the dishes): You can rest assured that Jesus does not approve of this tradition, for He warned against eating or even touching a dead pig.

"And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase." Deuteronomy 14:8
"Think NOT that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled." Matthew 5:17-18 

It's not too late to throw the abomination away, and follow God!

May the Lord add a blessing to the obedience of His word.
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