The white Christ candle stands in the center of the Advent wreath. It represents Christ as the center of our worship and the center of our lives.
Today we reflect on the four candles and their meaning. We recognize that without Christ none of the aspects of Advent would be possible.
Scripture & Response
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” (Romans 15:13 ESV)
Christ is our hope.
“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” (John 14:3 ESV)
Christ prepare our hearts.
“Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory” (1 Peter 1:8 ESV)
Christ is our Joy.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 ESV)
Christ is Love.
Together: Christ is our hope. Christ prepare our hearts. Christ is our joy. Christ is love.
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