Do you remember just the other day when I told you about those kids across the street who were cold because their windows were broken and God sent someone to fix their windows?
(If you don’t know what I’m talking about, read this first.)
Well, last night we had a knock at the door. It was the dad and the son who live at that house and they came bearing gifts.
Who knows what this is? Raise your hand!
This, my friends, is a Rosca de Reyes or a King’s Cake. Here is a little background:
(Info gathered from http://www.mexonline.com/history-lostresreyes.htm)
January the 6th is a special day in Mexico, known as ‘El Dia de Reyes’ (Three Kings Day). This holiday represents the height of the Christmas season. The date marks twelve days after Christmas and commemorates the three wise men who traveled from afar, bearing gifts for the infant baby Jesus. The children of Mexico in particular look forward to this holiday as traditionally, gifts are exchanged on this date, not on Christmas day.
In addition to the gift-giving aspect of the day there is also a culinary treat that is specific to the holiday known as Rosca de Reyes, or King’s Cake. This holiday dessert is very symbolic. It is shaped in a circle to signify a king’s crown. Baked inside is a small plastic figure representing Baby Jesus. Whoever finds this token is obligated to host an upcoming party for the next holiday.
Our thankful neighbors shared their appreciation by bringing us this traditional treat. Something that means so much to their heritage and their beliefs.
This morning Grant cut a piece and Baby Jesus was laying there inside. The Savior was no longer hidden. He was revealed. Brought into the open. Acknowledged.
By replacing the windows, The Savior was also acknowledged. May He always be acknowledged in all the acts of service that are carried out in our lives!