I love writing during Advent. It allows me to spend time with the story of Christ’s birth and all the events that lead up to and surround His birth. We see the amazing character of God, promises fulfilled and the moment in history that changed the world. Prepare your heart as Advent begins in my blogs on December 1.
You may have begin preparing for Christmas with an Advent wreath at home or in your church. Since Thanksgiving was late this year, the first Sunday of Advent falls on November 29. The four Sunday’s leading up to Christmas Eve are celebrated by the light of a candle remembering part of the Christmas story. The first is to be lit today. It is the Prophecy candle proclaiming the coming birth of Christ, Isaiah 7:14, and it represents hope. The second is the Bethlehem candle highlighting the manger and coming Christ child, Luke 2:12, and it represent love. The third is the Shepherd’s candle highlighting the announcement to the shepherds of Christ’s birth and it represents joy, Luke 2:8-11. The fourth is the Angel’s candle which represent peace from Luke 2:13-14. The last or center white candle is the Christ candle. This candle is lit on Christmas Eve and represents the arrival of our savior who came to cleanse us from sin, Isaiah 1:18.
Prepare your hearts to be blessed this season as we walk through the story and see what God will teach us together.