My dear Friends~
Today begins the 3rd week of Advent~
It is know as the week of Joy ~
“Prepare the way of the Lord” serves as a main theme of this season. As we get ready for Christmas, we should not neglect to prepare our lives for Jesus, who came as “the light of the world.” His light penetrated a dark world, which allowed all to see their Messiah, and the hope of their future.
Today we need to be prepared for the coming of Christ. Learning more about what the Bible reveals about Christ’s return will enable us to understand the possible significance of world events.
Be ready and watchful, for the light of the world has come and will surely come again.
The candle we light is Pink this week
Hot pink, pale pink, rose pink are all shades of pink painted into a sunrise. Like the various shades of pink, our expressions of joy can be so different. Joy can be exuberant when we experience the faithfulness of God, it can be calm confidence in His sovereignty, or pure delight as He expresses His love.
Joy has many shades. It should never be determined by how we feel, but on who God is. The joy of the Lord can thrill us or make us resolute in the secure knowledge of God’s presence. Paul tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:16 to be joyful always. Jesus tells us “With God all things are possible.” Mark 9:24 This combination of truth should help us be joyful each day.
Our prayer for the lighting of the pink candle is:
We ask you to listen to our prayers, O Lord,
and by the grace of your coming enlighten
our darkened minds:
Come quickly, Lord Jesus,
who lives and reigns with God the Father
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
ever one God, World without end. Amen.
My wish for you this week is JOY in your hearts.
Have a wonderful week and I will be back next week with our last week of Advent.
God bless you ~