WOD 12-23-10

5 Rounds for Time:

Load:  2 – 24 kg KBs

1 Double KB Military Press – 5 Double KB Front Squat

3 Double KB Push Press – 3 Double KB Front Squat

5 Double KB Jerk – 1 Double KB Front Squat

Christmas in Germany

It was common in the sixteenth century for Christians in Germany to decorate fir trees–both inside and out–with roses,, apples, and colored paper.  Coming home one dark winter night near Christmas, martin Luther, the Protestant reformer,, was struck with the beauty of the starlight shining through the branches of a small fir tree.  In an effort to duplicate this beautiful sight, he attached candles to the branches of his indoor Christmas tree.

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! - Psalm 8:9

Christmas in Iraq
Christmas Tree in Iraq

Hark the Herald Angels Sing by Charles Wesley, 1753

Hark the herald angels sing,

Glory to the new-born king;

Peace on earth, and mercy mild,

God and sinners reconciled.

Joyful all ye nations rise,

Join the triumph of the skies;

With th’ angelic host proclaim

Christ is born in Bethlehem.

Hark, the herald angels sing,

Glory to the new-born king.