Sunday, December 04, 2022

Advent Candle #2: The Days of Peace Are Coming

LEFC Family Advent Readings: The Days Are Coming
The Advent of Christ in the Prophecy of Jeremiah
Jeremiah 23:3-6 :: December 4, 2022
Week #2: A Candle of Peace 

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

Our Advent readings this season focus on the coming of the Messiah prophesied in the book of Jeremiah. Our first candle was a candle of hope.


In the last dark decades before their exile, the nation of Judah was ruled by bad kings who scattered instead of shepherded the people of God. But God Himself promised to gather His flock once again under a new and good Shepherd.


Our second candle is a candle of peace. 


The LORD declared that when the new and good Shepherd would come, His people would “no longer be afraid or terrified, nor will any be missing.” 

Peace will reign when the Messiah comes. God’s people will finally feel safe and secure. The flock will no longer be unsettled or skittish or feel lost. We will dwell in safety with no fear of any kind. 

What an unimaginable blessing it will be to dwell securely as the sheep of His pasture in the kingdom of the Messiah!

The days of peace are coming.