Symbols of Advent
The Jesus Candle
Part 5- Christmas Day
The Christ Candle is WHITE and is in the CENTER of the Advent Wreath
Also known as the Jesus Candle
by Lynda McKinney Lambert
LIGHT the 5th candle of ADVENT on Christmas Day!
This birth is a miraculous world-changing event.
For a Christmas delight, click on the link below to listen to a Christmas song.
Listen to a Christmas Concert while you read the story today.
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Peace on Earth – our prayer for 2016.
Listen to this beautiful song: The bells are ringing – peace on earth…
OUR ADVENT STORY does not START here, nor does it END here. There is MORE to this story in the begining. And, there is far more to this story, in the end of it.
The Christmas story does not begin with the miraculous birth in Bethlehem.
No, the history of this miraculous birth began long before this event in the cave one cold night in Bethlehem.
When you read all the books of the Holy Bible, you will find GOD there in every book, in every situation, through all of recorded history. “In the beginning, God…” We can read about activities that were going on before the world was created. In the final chapter of the Bible, we can read about the final days or the “end of times.” There is a blueprint for humanity all laid out for us to see, in the Bible.
Jesus is part of the Godhead – the Father, Son, and Holly Spirit. Jesus is also called, ” the Word.” It was the Holy Trinity who created all that we know in the entire universe. Everything that exists was created by them. And, the TRINITY had a PLAN that the Son who is “the WORD,” would become FLESH and come to dwell on Earth with humanity. His purpose was to show humanity the way to God; he came to redeem US; he came to SAVE US.
Every child is born with the capacity to long for God. Without God in our life, we are incomplete. We may try to fill the void inside of us with relationships, things, and passions. Yet, we remain incomplete. We have a space inside of us that was made for Jesus. Only he can fill that space and make us complete – in unison with the Father, Son, and Holy spirit. Today would be a wonderful day to ask Jesus into your heart. After all, it is the day we celebrate his birthday here on Earth.
“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”
St. Augustine of Hippo
My three previous articles on the Symbols of Advent are on the links below.
*** Link to Week 1 – The Candle of Hope at this link:
*** Link to Week 2 – The Candle of Preparation (The Bethlehem Candle)