Sunday, December 23, 2012


Words for this gathering might begin: “As we light the fourth candle – the LOVE candle, we think of the meaning of the Advent Wreath – an everlasting life circle of HOPE, PEACE, JOY, and LOVE. Jesus, the one whose birthday we are about to celebrate has brought us all these gifts. HOPE for eternal life by His Resurrection. PEACE in our hearts as we trust His presence beside us each day. JOY as He allows us to know Him as our savior. LOVE through His gift of life to us by His death on the cross. And a command to LOVE other people as much as we LOVE our self.” (Matthew 22:39).
Grant us the strength, Oh Lord, to LOVE others as You have LOVED us. Amen

excerpt from -article by Dick Hagerman - Used with permission

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