Light the 10th candle today.
“There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light.” John 1: 6-8 NRSV
Advent is a time to remember the light Jesus brings, but it is also a time to remember John who told everyone about the light. As we make our way through Advent we too must testify to the light that is coming again into the world. Think about how you might share about the light in your words and actions and ponder who might need the light – the message of Jesus’ gift. Stop also to think about how you are testifying to the light in your family. Ask God how God wants to use you this Advent to prepare the way for Jesus to come to your family in a new way this Christmas.
Activity for Families and kids – Materials needed: children’s Bible
Practice telling the Christmas story together. Prepare to be able to tell it to someone who might not know it. If you need to, look at a children’s Bible and use the pictures to help in the telling.