Symbol of Advent – The Jesus Candle

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

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GET READY!

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…

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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

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 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:

Go To Week 1 – the Candle of HOPE

*** Link to Week 2 – The Candle of Preparation (The Bethlehem Candle)

The Candle of Preparation (Bethlehem candle)

*** Lind to Week 3 – The Candle of Joy, or the Shepherd’s CandleWeek 2:
 *** Link to Week 4 – The Angel Candle:
*** Link to my story, “A Western Pennsylvania Christmas”

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Lynda’s 2 blogs:

“Walking by Inner Vision” Link:  Walking by Inner Vision Blog
“SCANdalous – Recollections” Link:  SCANdalous – Recollections Blog
Contact Lynda:  riverwoman@zoominternet.net
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Lynda’s Bio

Lynda McKinney Lambert is the author of “Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage” published by  Kota Press. She authors two blogs on writing, the humanities, arts, and faith.  She is a freelance writer and her poetry and essays appear in numerous books and literary journals.  She is a retired professor of fine arts and humanities and she exhibits her fiber arts in exhibitions worldwide.
Currently, she has two books in development for publication in 2016.

Skip to Walking by Inner Vision Journal:

In 2015,  Lynda wrote  30 Writing Assignments and Lessons to help you begin to write your own life sotry.

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Contact Lynda:  riverwoman@zoominternet.net

Merry Christmas 

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