Sunday, November 27, 2022

Advent Candle #1: The Days Of Hope Are Coming

Photo by Ruyan Ayten
LEFC Family Advent Readings: The Days Are Coming
The Advent of Christ in the Prophecy of Jeremiah
 Jeremiah 23:3-6 :: November 27, 2022
Week #1: A Candle of Hope

“Advent” means “coming.” Christmas is coming. Jesus has come and is coming again.

During this year’s Advent Season, our readings will contemplate the coming of the Messiah predicted in the Prophecy of Jeremiah.

Jeremiah prophesied during some very dark days in the kingdom of Judah. All of the rulers of the nation were supposed to wisely shepherd God’s people. But, instead of caring for the flock, the kings had foolishly destroyed and scattered it.

However, the prophet Jeremiah also had a message of hope. The LORD Himself promised to come and shepherd His people. In Jeremiah chapter 23, the LORD says:


Our first candle is a candle of hope.


The light shines brighter in the darkness. The sheep had been driven away, but the LORD will bring them safely back into pasture where they will flourish.

The Shepherd predicted in Jeremiah 23 is the Lord Jesus Christ who said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. I am the good shepherd” (John 10:10-11).

The days of hope are coming.