Friday, December 3, 2010

Advent Day 3


The bitter past, more welcome is the sweet. ~William Shakespeare

Pineapple

Reading: The colonists brought the image of the pineapple to the New World as a symbol of friendship and welcome. Sea captains would hang them on the front door of their homes or gatepost outside as an invitation for friends to visit, share a meal, and listen to tales of their voyages.

Did you know that since 1681 the pineapple has been recognized as a Christian symbol or that Williamsburg, one of the colonial settlements, was well-known for its pineapple decorations? I wonder if it was its sweetness that appealed so much to them or just its shape...?

~ My Lord, thank you for my sweet, welcoming friends. May I be as sweet and welcoming to others who need to know You. ~

2 comments:

  1. Well now.. ya learn something new every day! I knew that the pineapple was a symbol of welcome, but never knew it also symbolized Christianity♥ It makes me love them even more;-}

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  2. As a little boy in Hawaii I was crazy about pineapples, their taste and the vast lines in the fields. There is something special about a pineapple just as everything God makes. Including us. God calls us the apple of his eye! May his love be with all our readers. In Jesus,
    Bill

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