All the Darkness in the World...
“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”
― Francis of Assisi
There is darkness in all of our lives. It can be from our past or our present. I have been reading in the first chapter of James where he writes about our trials. I will put the quote below in closing. We all have darkness. With Advent opening this day with the Christian calendar, this seemed like the best place to start as you light your first Advent candle. Let is symbolize our longings, our desires and our hopes. Renewal in our lives is an important part of the life process. Having Jesus in our lives brings joy and purpose to life.
This Candle is the Candle of Hope. We light our candle together with family with hope.
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trails of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let Perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. " James 1:2-3