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December 13 – Candle of Hope

posted Dec 20, 2015, 2:48 PM by Vicki Andros   [ updated Dec 20, 2015, 2:48 PM ]

December 13 – Candle of Hope

As a family here today, we come together in a celebration of hope. But what do we hope for?

As we head towards Christmas we often hope that we can find the perfect gift to give, the perfect outfit to wear, the perfect tree to decorate. But the first Christmas was far from perfect.

The Hope of the Nations came to us on a night of messy circumstances. The Light of the World was born in a stable, laid to bed in a feeding trough and was attended to by field hands. They were messy circumstances, and yet it was just right for Jesus Christ, a perfect child, surrounded by all of the love two parents could give.

This morning we light the Candle of Hope, as we pray for Christ to come into our hearts again.

Let us pray:

Lord God, help us not to be so focused on finding perfection in this season that we miss out on the hope that only You can bring to us. In Jesus name. Amen.