Sunday, December 9, 2012

Second Sunday of Advent

On the second Sunday of Advent, we light the second purple candle on the Advent wreath.

It is known as Bethlehem Candle, representing LOVE.

But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,
 who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, 
 from you shall come forth for me 
 one who is to be ruler in Israel, 
 whose origin is from of old, 
 from ancient days. 
 Therefore he shall give them up until the time 
 when she who is in labor has given birth; 
 then the rest of his brothers shall return 
 to the people of Israel. 
 And he shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, 
 in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. 
 And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great 
 to the ends of the earth. 
 And he shall be their peace.  
(Micah 5:2-5)