Sunday, December 14, 2014

For The Lord's Day - The Third Sunday of Advent

Hark, the glad sound! The Savior comes,

The Savior promised long;

Let every heart exult with joy,

And every voice be song!

Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace,

Thy welcome shall proclaim;

And heavens exalted arches ring

With Thy most honored Name.

 --Philip Doddridge

Advent – We use the Advent Wreath as a reminder of the promise of the one who said “I am the Light of the world,” and whose return we anticipate. Today’s candle is the Shepherd’s candle, colored pink to symbolize joy. “When they saw this, the shepherds made known what had been told them about this child.” Luke 2:17. The Shepherds heard a message too good to be true… and then went to see it anyway. But they didn’t stop there. They witnessed it… then witnessed to it, sharing the news with those whom they met. And so should we.

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