The Jesus Candle
A WHITE CANDLE in the CENTER of the Advent Wreath
by Lynda McKinney Lambert
This is so exciting, Isn’t it!
Are you ready?
It is now time for us to ignite the final candle on our Advent Wreath.
Today, we will LIGHT the 5th candle of ADVENT because it is Christmas Day!
Why do we light candles on an Advent Wreath every year?
It is because Jesus birth is a miraculous world-changing event. He is God in the form of a baby boy.
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. Let’s look at the history of this memorable day.
Note: The link below will take you to a beautiful Christmas Choral Performance. I am posting this article today in the MEMORY of ERNIE JONES a beloved writer from the state of Washington. Ernie was a singer and is part of this special Christmas concert that you can see blow in the link I’ve included.
Ernie Jones was a dedicated member of the Behind Our Eyes, Inc., an organization of writers.
Click this link: LIVE STREAM of Once in Royal David’s City
Peace on Earth
Comes when PEACE lives inside of US.
But PEACE comes only to those who understand it is a miraculous transformation that happens instantly when we personally accept Jesus into our life and heart. We make HIM our Lord and King. It is not a political or social event. It is PERSONAL.
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 beginning. 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 Holy 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.
Jesus’ 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
Find my articles on ADVENT and the meaning of the CANDLES.
*** Link to Week 1 – The Candle of Hope at this link:
*** Link to Week 2 – The Candle of Preparation (The Bethlehem Candle)
Lynda’s 2 blogs:
In 2015, Lynda wrote 30 Writing Assignments and Lessons to help you begin to write your own life story.
In 2019, she will add a collection of TWENTY new writing projects to the first thirty lessons.
Would you like to begin to write a journal?
Lynda will take you Step-by-step through the year with FIFTY WRITING LESSONS.
Let’s begin the Journal Journey and begin
WRITING BY INNER VISION in 2019