7th Day Of Christmas
Black Swans, rare in most parts of the world, are quite common in Southern Australia. Metaphoric references to black swans have been used in contrast to white swans, long before they were actually known to exist. Black or White – Swans are beautifully graceful creatures. Perhaps we are given seven graces for the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, which, we receive when we allow the Holy Spirit to dwell within us.
The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him,
the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and might,
the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.
He shall not judge by what his eyes see,
or decide by what his ears hear;