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Second Sunday of Advent: Peace

posted 7 Dec 2008, 13:37 by St Lawrence C of E Church   [ updated 7 Dec 2008, 14:26 ]
 
On the second Sunday of Advent we light the second candle of the Advent wreath, known as the the Candle of Peace. Peace is like a light shining in a dark place. As we look at it we celebrate the peace we find in Jesus Christ.

The line "A candle to signal that conflict must cease" is taken from second verse of the Advent hymn that was mentioned in the first Advent banner.

Peace in a relationship with Jesus Christ is our only refuge and hope of overcoming that feeling of,"How come they get to have all that and I don't. IT'S NOT FAIR!" When we focus our efforts on what God had in mind for this season, i.e. celebrating His Son's birth, we can come to a peace with the world where having everything is not what it's all about. Christmas is about giving, and God gave us the greatest gift of all during this season: His son Jesus Christ. Let's celebrate that the most this season.