The word Advent means “to come toward, to draw near or to approach.” and today marks the second Sunday in the Advent. Today the candle of peace with be lit on the advent wreath. This candle is is to help us focus on the peace that comes through Jesus Christ.
The Candle of Peace
When Jesus was born of this earth, the angels proclaimed, “Peace on Earth”! The Bible is full of verses that tells us how to find peace through the love of Jesus Christ. It is through serving him, that peace will be in our lives. This peace goes beyond all worldly understanding because it is only understood by people that have chosen to serve Christ.Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.' ~ Luke 2:14
People misunderstand and think that this peace means that life as a Christian will be easy. The candle of peace does not represent an easy life. It represents the peace that allowing Jesus to have dominion over life’s problems will give. Living a life set apart from the world will never be easy and it is the strength of Jesus that will bring the peace. This peace is explained in Phillipians 4:7, “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”.
The Christmas season is a great time to find the peace that Jesus can bring to you life. If you have any questions about how to give your life to Christ, please send us a message through the “Contact Us” tab at the top of this page. We will be happy to answer your questions.
Here is a great reference of verses about the peace that Jesus brings at KingJamesBibleOnline.com.
If you missed week one of the Advent Season read Advent: The Candle of Hope.