The Eight Maids A-Milking reminds us that Christ came to all.
When the song was first being sung in England, the a milkmaid was one of the worst jobs one could have. It’s a message that Christ cared as much for the working class as for the royals.
From the Sermon on the Mount…the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the merciful the pure in heart, the peacemakers, and those who are persecuted for righteousness sake.
Not the words of a conqueror setting up his earthly kingdom, but a revolutionary still.
He’s still turning over tables and changing lives today.
Our source for this version: The Surprising Meaning Behind “The 12 Days of Christmas” Lyrics
I’ll be posting a different version of the song each day for the next twelve days. No need to thank me.