Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Because Jesus is the Light of the World!

We've had an Advent Wreath for years.  It's always been the little felt "childrens" version with no real flames.  It could take no more abuse though, flames torn off and repinned, velcro fasteners worn...it was on its way out. 
This is to be our first season with a real, homemade advent wreath, and prayers, and the beginning of a beautiful tradition. 

In usual Jamie-fashion, I was a couple days late getting it together.  But alas, with some greenery and holly berries and a few pine cones from the yard, and yet another trip to the store for candles...we are ready to light it up!  And so at dinner last night we did.  Complete with a little background about the meaning, brief prayers/reflections...it was lovely.

And the best was when little Charlie excitedly interrupted..."Mom, do you know why we light candles and string christmas lights?" 
"Tell my why," I begged.
"Because Jesus IS the light of the world, you know.!" 

Indeed. 

Happy Adventing.

4 comments:

Kelly Schmitmeyer said...

Jamie,
What an inspiration you were in speaking at our mtg. this morning - your faith-filled journey through life is amazing! I was there with 2 of our 3 children, and I loved your perspective on things. Have you read "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and It's All Small Stuff?" A great book! Thanks for making our day wonderful! God is awesome!

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