Advent is Here!
Today is the first Sunday of the Advent season. Advent means “Coming”. The four Sundays preceding Christmas and then Christmas Eve are marked by the lighting of a candle each sabbath prior to Christmas. the final Candle located in the center of the wreath is lit on Christmas Eve. Jesus has already come as the incarnate Messiah who lived with man and died for him bringing mankind salvation, yet each year we mark the holiday by counting down remembering God’s precious gift to us.
About The Advent Wreath
The Advent wreath is exactly what the word implies, a circle of evergreens bound together. Placement in a circle came to represent God’s eternity and perfection. Evergreens and candles are used to remind us of God’s gift of life through Jesus Christ to a world of darkness. The emphasis of the wreath is the anticipation of the Messiah’s coming. The four candles are purple representing the darkness before the light. The fifth one is white representing the Great Light. Jesus spoke to them saying, “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)