All the Baubles of Advent . . . The Remembrances of Christmas
Coming December 2, 2018
This year Advent begins on December 2. We'll have one of the shortest advents available since we'll only have three Tuesdays through Saturdays. Advent can get hectic. With parties and plays and concerts, plus all the gift buying and food preparation, it can be overwhelming. It's amazing what a few candles and a little scripture can do to sooth your soul.
Beginning December 2, you'll see a new Advent Devotion here every day. Plus you can also get them in your inbox. Just contact me to get the details.
The Candles of Advent
This year (unlike any I've previously written) we're going to use the theme of the traditional candles of Advent. Since the whole season is completely made up by humans to help us focus on Christ, I've never felt compelled to stick with tradition, but this year I did!
So the candles will be called:
The Candle of Prophecy aka The Candle of Hope
The Candle of Bethlehem aka The Candle of Love
The Shepherds' Candle aka The Candle of Joy
The Angels' Candle aka The Candle of Peace
The candles can be any color you choose - our church will use red this year, and traditionally most use three purple and a pink (light the pink one during the Third Week of Advent). Each light reminds us that Jesus is the light in our dark world
A white candle in the center will be called the Christ Candle. We light it on Christmas Eve. Our church keeps this candle out through Pentecost!
But even if you don't use candles, you can read the scripture and the meditation that goes with it to help your soul find rest during this hectic season.