November 30, 2009
1st sunday of advent
starting the new church year with the 1st sunday of advent has been and still is a very special moment.
as a child i vividly remember of the joy and expectation when the time came light the first candle in advent. i want to pass this on to my kids and feel like it's still an important moment for myself.
just a moment of peace and quiet. a moment of reflection on the meaning of the 1st candle of advent, hope.
the candle draws attention to the anticipation of the coming of the messiah that weaves its way like a golden thread through old testament history. and we still hope and expect him to come again.
Now we watch for the day,
hoping that the salvation promised us will be ours
when Christ will come again in his glory.