Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Christ Candle

And Mary said:
“My soul glorifies the Lord
     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
 for he has been mindful
    of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
  for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
    holy is his name.

                                                       --(Luke 1:46-49)

During the month of Advent we lit a new candle each Sunday, each one symbolizing a special gift. 

The Candle for week one stands for Hope.  Week two is for love.  The third Candle is for Joy. And the fourth one is for Peace. We believe these gifts are real and eternal.

Tonight we light the large candle in the center, which is a symbol for Christ. 

We believe the qualities celebrated at Advent exist because of Jesus.  He is the center of our hope, love, joy, and peace.  His Spirit of Holiness is a flame that shines throughout the world, as well as in our hearts. 

May the fullness of Christ’s holiness be recognized and celebrated tonight in each of our hearts.

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