Light the third candle
“The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.” Psalm 119:130
I can’t help but think that Mary the mother of Jesus must have known the scriptures well. When an angel of God comes to her sharing that she will give birth to the son of God she takes this as an ongoing unfolding of God’s word and she see clearly and responds willingly. She was a simple girl who understood and believed God’s word and thus played a very important role in bringing the light into the world again. This season of advent let us take in God’s word that the light may be revealed to us.
Activity for families and kids – Materials needed: several candles or flash lights.
Turn out all the lights and then light one candle or turn on one flash light, notice how much light you have. Then light another and another and watch the light grow. Just like the light in our spiral grows as we light more candles. The Bible says that God’s word in the Bible gives light. As we read more and more of the Bible the light also grows. Take time to read something from the Bible everyday – maybe the story of Mary learning that she will be the mother of Jesus (Luke 1:26-38).