Light the 8th candle – second Sunday in Advent.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.” John 1:1-4 NIV
In both the Old and New Testaments there is this twofold connection of Life and Light. When these two are paired together stop and pay attention because the sum of the two parts equals creation. Sometimes it is telling of a new creation and in others of a re-creation. As we make our way to Christmas we are reminded that a creation is happening not just way back when but now, in us because of the Life and Light that has come into the world.
Stop for a moment and pay attention – where is Jesus working a re-creation in you?
Activity for Families and kids – Materials needed: clay or play-dough.
Pull out some clay or play-dough and create some creature – is this alive? (no) What does it take to become alive? Jesus is the one that gives life both at creation in the beginning of the world and now.