The Second Advent Candle
My thoughts on lighting the Second Candle of Advent.
Last Sunday, in Churches and in households throughout the world, we lit the first candle in our Advent Wreath, the candle of HOPE. We light it again this Sunday as we remember that Christ, who was born in Bethlehem, will come again to fulfill all of God's promises to us.
The Second candle of Advent is the Candle of PEACE. Peace is a word that we hear a lot. It is one of the things that we Hope for. Christ brought peace when he first came to us and he will bring everlasting peace when he comes again.
The prophet Isaiah called Christ "the Prince of Peace". When Jesus came he taught people the importance of being Peace makers. He said that those who make Peace shall be called the children of God.
We light the candle of Peace to remind us that Jesus is the Prince of Peace and that through him peace is found.
Peace is like a light shining in a dark place. As we look at this candle we celebrate the peace we find in Jesus Christ.
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