Candle of Peace - December 8
This is the second Sunday of Advent. We are lighting the candle of peace. Peace is the total well-being, prosperity, and security associated with God’s presence among his people. Linked in the Old Testament, the presence of peace, as God’s gift, was conditional upon Israel’s obedience. In the New Testament, this longed for peace is understood as having come in Christ and able to be experienced by faith.
Isaiah 9:6; for a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and
the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
Romans 5:1; since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
As we light the candle of peace, may it remind each and everyone one of us that peace with God only comes through faith in Jesus Christ, our Redeemer and Savior.