Mike and Molly and Baby at Advent
Advent wreaths are particularly helpful in preparing us for Christmas. The lit candle reminds us that Jesus is the Light of the World. The greens are a sign of life. The fact that the wreath is in a circle reminds us that God is eternal. Remember that if you are using an Advent wreath you should light a second candle on the second of the four Sundays before Christmas.
Tune: It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
For lo! the days are hastening on,
By prophet-bards foretold,
When, with the ever-circling years,
Shall come the Age of Gold;
When peace shall over all the earth
Its heavenly splendors fling,
And all the world give back the song
Which now the angels sing.
From Mike and Molly and Baby at Advent by Leonard Johnson and Linda Stein, illustrations by Debbi Wetzel, copyright © 1974 Fortress Press. Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.