Growing up in the Christian Church one of my most favorite parts of each Sunday service leading up to Christmas was the lighting of the Advent Wreath. Each week, for the four weeks leading up to Christmas, a different family lit a new candle and shared a message and scripture pertaining to each candle. Hope, Peace, Joy, Love, and on Christmas Eve the Christ Candle was lit.
Today the Advent Wreath is still one of my favorite symbols of the Christmas season. For the Four weeks leading up to Christmas and Christmas Eve, I will share with you my own advent wreath, (easily made with re-purposed Christmas decorations and a simple Amazon purchased Advent Wreath) Scripture for each Candle which I pray will help you to overflow with passion for Jesus and live Joy during the Christmas season and every day.
Let’s get started with Week One of Advent: Hope
Here are Seven Scriptures of Hope to fill you this week with the Hope Christ brings us daily through His Word.
- Psalm 31:24: “Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.”
- Isaiah 40:31: “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength”
- Ephesians 1:18: “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people.”
- Romans 15:13: “May the God of hope fill you will all joy and peace as you trust him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
- Psalm 119:114: “You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.”
- Hebrews 10:23: “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”
- Psalm 130:5: “I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.”
Heavenly Father you are the God of Hope. Walk with us on this Advent Journey as we prepare to celebrate the birth of your son Jesus. Father during this time of Advent let us remember to fix our eyes on the only reason for this season that is your son who is the hope for a broken world. May you fill our spirits with the hope and joy of Christ’s coming. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
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