Sunday, December 10, 2023

Advent Candle #2: "The True Light"

LEFC Family Advent Readings: “We Have Seen His Glory”
John 1:1-18 :: December 10, 2023
Week #2: “The True Light”

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

During this year’s Advent Season, our readings concentrate on the glory of the One and Only Son of God Who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. There is no one else like Him.


Our first reading proclaimed that “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Jesus is the eternal God speaking to us through His eternal Son.


Our second candle names Jesus as the light of humanity.

[READ JOHN 1:4-5.]

Jesus Himself is like a candle–shining into the shadows of our world, exposing what is wrong with us, and leading His people into bright truth and goodness.

He said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

As the carol sings:

"O come, Thou Dayspring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death's dark shadows put to flight."

At that first Advent, “The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.”

When Jesus came, the darkness lost.