Sunday, December 2, 2012

First Sunday of Advent

Advent Wreath

Advent is a season of anticipating the coming of the Christ, the birth of Jesus on Christmas.

On the first Sunday of Advent, we light the first purple candle on the advent wreath. It is known as the Prophecy Candle, representing HOPE.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; 
and the government shall be upon his shoulder, 
 and his name shall be called 
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 
Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, 
 on the throne of David and over his kingdom, 
 to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness 
 from this time forth and forevermore. 
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this. 
(Isaiah 9:6-7)