This post is a continuation from Blogmas 2017 – Day 10 In that previous post I did a DIY Advent Wreath, this states what each of the candle on the wreath represents, along with some scriptures from the bible.
- 1st Sunday of Advent the first purple candle is lit, this represents HOPE – Romans 15:12-13 – “And in Isaiah, it says the root of Jesse will appear, he who rises up to rule the nations and in him the nations will put their hope.”
- 2nd Sunday of Advent the second purple candle is lit, this represents PEACE – Luke 3:4-6 – “as it is written in the book of the sayings of Isaiah the prophet: A voice of one that cries in the desert: Prepare a way for the Lord, make his paths straight!
Let every valley be filled in, every mountain and hill be levelled, winding ways be straightened and rough roads made smooth,
and all humanity will see the salvation of God.”
- 3rd Sunday of Advent the pink candle is lit, this represents JOY – Luke 2:7-15 – ” and she gave birth to a son, her first-born. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the living-space.
In the countryside close by there were shepherds out in the fields keeping guard over their sheep during the watches of the night.
An angel of the Lord stood over them and the glory of the Lord shone round them. They were terrified,
but the angel said, ‘Do not be afraid. Look, I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.
And here is a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.’
And all at once with the angel there was a great throng of the hosts of heaven, praising God with the words:
Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace for those he favours.
Now it happened that when the angels had gone from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let us go to Bethlehem and see this event which the Lord has made known to us.”
- 4th Sunday of Advent the last purple candle is lit, this represents LOVE – John 3: 16-17 – “For this is how God loved the world: he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
For God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but so that through him the world might be saved.”
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