Advent Christmas Eve

In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:4-5 

Christ’s Candle: Light

The fifth candle is placed in the middle of the advent wreath and lit on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. This candle is white and called the “Christ Candle” because it represents the life, light, and purity of Jesus. He is our perfect, sinless, victorious Savior and Christmas reminds us of the light Jesus brings to the world.

Come now, let us settle the matter," says the Lord. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. Isaiah 1:18
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. Luke 2:11

At Christmas, we celebrate the fact that God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, Jesus, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 And that God loved us so much, he came into this world to be Emmanuel, God with us.

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14

May God bless you this Christmas and every Christmas to come.

May the Lord bless you and keep you; may he make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; may the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. from Deuteronomy 6:24-26

A couple of Christmas songs celebrating God with Us:

O Come O Come Emmanuel and Emmanuel God with Us

Grace & Peace

About Jill English Johnston

God writes His story on every heart, if we only pause to read it. My heart has lived in a fantasy world since early childhood and am delighted that God has finally brought me to the place where I can bring the fantasies to life through story. I am currently working on a fantasy trilogy (of course) but I also post thoughts, reflections and (hopefully) inspiration to my website: tabletsofhumanhearts.wordpress.com I am a follower of the Rabbi Jesus, married to my best friend and inspiration, and the mother of three incredible children, one daughter and two sons, a son-in-love, a daughter-in-love and two adorable granddaughters. When not writing, I passionately pursue prayer, reading (never enough time to read them all!), and the outdoors. My husband and I both served in the US Navy and have lived/travelled through many states and all over Asia. We both still enjoy travelling, but we really love our home in New Braunfels, located at the Texas Hill Country.
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