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Sunday, December 05, 2010

Chapter 12, Page 5, Book 10

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Romans 15:13

The Second Sunday of Advent

We will light the second candle and that will make sense if darkness is real. We have all been afraid of the dark since we were little persons. We have been afraid also of our own personal darkness since we began bumping into our self-disappointments. Lighting a little candle might be an encouraging setting for a little comfort.

We light it because we are a people of hope, a people whose faith is marked by an expectation that we should always be ready for the coming of the Master.

The second candle in our wreath stands for love

The third candle will represent Joy and the 4th candle will represent Peace. Hope, Love, Joy and Peace are the true gifts of Christmas.

Reflecting on these candles as I wait in hopeful anticipation is very restful and relaxing during these very busy days. R and R continues to be my theme for Sundays. We all need that in our lives to assure the fact that we'll be ready and refreshed for a new week ahead.

As always I'll be off to church today and you all will be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that your Sunday can include some of that good R and R too.

'On Ya'-ma

7 comments:

jack69 said...

Hope the roads are good for y9our trip to church. OUrs are clear where they predicted snow. NONE.
Have a good day of R&R.

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Be careful on your journey to church....say a little prayer for me....the roads are too bad for us to get out....!! The winds picked-up last night and some of the white stuff blew away....but, still got at least 4" on the driveway and more on the way this afternoon....yikes!!
Enjoy

Angie said...

At the last count there were 22" of snow in our garden but, thankfully, some of it has melted now. Not much, but some! Happy Sunday!

That corgi :) said...

That is one of my favorite Scriptures that you quoted here, Ma! We definitely need lots of hope and love and joy and peace these days don't we! Hoping you are having a nice relaxful day!

betty

Scrappy quilter said...

Very interesting reading all these different posts about the advent candles. We we're at church this morning too..had a wonderful service. Hope your day has been a good one. Hugs

Debbie said...

What a wonderful post! I love your advent wreath, and what it means to you.
Had a relaxing Sunday here as well. The turkey dinner was yummy.
Have a good week.
Debbie@lakehouse

grammy said...

I am enjoy your advent posts
That is why I started visiting here last year...
I was researching advent (o: