Lighting the Candle for the Fourth Sunday of Advent
Last Sunday we lit the candle of JOY. We light it and the candles of HOPE and PEACE again as we remember that Christ, who was born in Bethlehem, will come again to fulfill all of God's promises and bring us everlasting peace and joy.
The fourth candle of Advent is the Candle of LOVE. God's Love is a perfect Love. It holds nothing back. God, in Love, gives us everything we need to live a life of Hope and Peace.
The bible says that "God so loved the world that he gave his onl Son, so that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life." Jesus shows us God's perfect love.
This is what Love is like: Love is patient, Love is kind and
envies no one. Love is never boastful or conceited, rude or selfish. Love is not quick to take offense, it keeps no records of wrongs, it does not gloat over other people's troubles, but rejoices in the right, the good, and the true. There is nothing that Love cannot face, there is no limit to its Faith, to its Hope, to its endurance.
Love never ends. We light the candle of Love to remind us that Jesus brings us God's Love and shows us how to Love others.
Love is like a light shining in a dark place. As we look at this
candle we celebrate the Love we find in Jesus Christ.
May this Christmas find you in the arms of Christ's HOPE, PEACE, JOY and LOVE. And may 2018 be the best year of your lives so far.