Can you imagine wandering around in the dark, without a light to help you see? Would you be excited when at last you found the light?
We have an American expression that says “there’s a light at the end of the tunnel”, which means that you can see a light shining in the darkness. You can see a way out of your current hard situation and you have hope that it will be over soon.
What do you suppose the person who wrote these words was thinking?
The people who walk in darkness have seen a great light. On those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
I think it was more than just a sunrise. I think it was the beginning of a new way of life.
During this Christmas season, I wanted to take the time to share with you some traditions that you may not find in the stores full of presents and Santa Claus. There is another side to Christmas, and that is the birthday of Jesus, which is often celebrated during the period known as Advent.
Advent is a season of preparation, observed in many Christian churches for the four weeks before Christmas and finishing on Christmas Day, the day we celebrate Jesus’ birth. An advent wreath is often used for decoration. This is a ring with 4 candles in it. One candle is lit each week as a church or family discusses the meaning of the theme that week. While different churches use the candles to represent different themes, we are going to talk about the very popular ones of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love.
This week’s theme is Hope, and the quote I shared above is from The Bible. This light refers to Jesus and the hope of a better life that He brings.
What brings you hope? Are you hoping for a special gift for Christmas? Do you hope to make some changes in the New Year? Whatever your desire is, hope is a way of anticipating and looking forward to the changes that are to come.
Please tell me in the comment section below what you hope for.
I hope for each of you a joyous Holiday season with family and friends!