Advent Wreath: Lighting the Candle of Hope
Today, as we remember the shepherds, we light the candle of HOPE. The shepherds were first to hear the good news, and they went with hope to see the precious gift of God With Us. Having seen the fulfillment of God’s promise, the shepherds rejoiced with the hope of salvation.
Scripture: Jeremiah 33:14-16 “The days are coming, ’declares the LORD, ‘when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah. In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what is just and right in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. This is the name by which it will be called: The LORD Our Righteous Savior.’”
Candle Lighting: Light a candle; as you are lighting the candle say: Today, we light the candle of hope. May it remind each of us of God’s great promise to us. He is our hope, He is our Redeemer, and He is Savior.
Prayer: Father, during the Advent season may we be reminded of your promises to us and your fulfillment of them. Help us to prepare our lives for His Advent within us. In the precious name of Jesus we pray. Amen.