Sunday, December 10th marked the second Sunday in Advent. So what does it mean when that second purple candle is lit? It is often called the Bethlehem Candle or the The Candle of Preparation.
God promised a Savior to the people and Prophets of the Old Testament. Just as those before us did for thousands of years, we prepare or get ready to welcome Him. We prepare a place for God in our hearts through prayer and worship.
“As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah, the prophet saying: ‘A voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. And all mandkind will see God’s salvation.” ~ Luke 3: 4-6
Please join us for the next Sunday in Advent – soup and bread to follow each Advent service!