Sunday, December 4, 2011

Hope and Love

One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season is Advent. I have always loved each Sunday seeing the candles being lit and hearing the message that is for that week. It always reminds of what the true meaning of the holiday season is all about.

Last Sunday was the first Sunday of Advent. The message for that week was hope. The first candle lit was to symbolize hope. Advent is a time of waiting and hoping. We wait for the day when we celebrate the birth of Jesus. With the lighting of the first candle we also remember God's promise. God promised that he would send a Savior to the people.

Today is the second Sunday in Advent. Today's message is love. Today we remember God's love for us. We remember the love that God has for us and that he loved us so much that he sent his Son to us. We remember the ultimate sacrifice that He made for us all.

Advent is a time when we can stop and remember what this season is really about.


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