Advent – Week Two – Love

loveIf you are lighting an Advent Wreath, relight the first Advent candle, the Prophets’ candle, the candle of hope, to remind us that we must prepare our hearts for the coming of the Christ Child.  Today, begins the second week of Advent, we light the Angel’s Candle.  Luke tells us that the angels spoke to the shepherds who were on the Judean hillside …

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.”  (Luke 2:10-11 NIV)

The shepherd’s hearts were prepared because they listened, came to the manger and worshipped Jesus.  Then they went out and spread the Good News of new-born Messiah.  But the angel ministered to several besides the shepherds … Continue reading