Second Sunday in Advent: Lighting the Bethlehem Candle

Posted by Sara Johansen | December 10, 2017

On the second Sunday of Advent we light the Bethlehem Candle, the Candle of Love. As we light this candle, we are reminded that God gave us the greatest love in the little town of Bethlehem in a humble manger.

Reflecting on the scene in Bethlehem, I am reminded that God’s love often comes to us through humble encounters.

We experience God’s love through

Sara lights the second candle on the Advent wreath, the Bethlehem Candle.

We witness God’s love in

A few Sundays ago I sat in church behind a young family who lives with the reality that at any moment they can be separated from one another. As I watched them hugging, talking, smiling, thankful for another day together, I was overcome with the presence of God’s love. A love that gives hope to this family, a love that brings together a community to support this family and others like them, a love that will help us find a compassionate solution for this family.

During this season of Advent, let us pray that we can recognize, receive and respond to God’s love.

Sara Johansen is CCANO’s Associate Director of Advancement.

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