Prayer

2nd Graders Get Ready for Advent

11-29-18
The 2nd graders created mangers and Advent wreaths as they learned that the season of Advent is the time we prepare ourselves for the coming of Jesus Christ.  The first Sunday of Advent is December 2, 2018. The advent candles each have a special meaning:

The first candle symbolizes hope and is called the “Prophet’s Candle.” The prophets of the Old Testament, especially Isaiah, waited in hope for the Messiah’s arrival.

The second candle represents love and is called “Bethlehem’s Candle.” Micah had foretold that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem, which is also the birthplace of King David.

The third candle symbolizes joy and is called the “Shepherd’s Candle.” To the shepherd’s great joy, the angels announced that Jesus came for humble, unimportant people like them, too. In liturgy, the color rose signifies joy.

The fourth candle represents peace and is called the “Angel’s Candle.” The angels announced that Jesus came to bring peace–He came to bring people close to God and to each other again.

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