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Sunday, 5 December 2010

Spiritual Sundays

Hello everyone and welcome to Spiritual Sundays hosted by Charlotte and Ginger.

Last week I shared about the first candle of Advent.
This is the second Sunday of Advent and I would like to share about what the second candle means.

Traditionally the candles are usually three purple, repesenting repentance. One pink, representing the Rose of Sharon and one white, representing the Christ candle on Christmas Day.
However, when I presented the celebration of Advent in our church, I always used four burgundy candles and the fifth candle was white. I enjoyed presenting the Advent service every week because it brought a little bit of fun and beauty into the service each week.

The first candle stood for Hope. The Hope being the prophecy of the coming of the Saviour.

The second candle stands for The Candle of the Way. This candle shows that Christ is the Way. The world is lost in sin and Christ is the Light sent into the world to show us the way out of darkness.

"In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, ''Repent for the kingdom of heaven has come now.'' Matthew 3: 1-2

Jesus' Proclamation of His Purpose: Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father but through Me." - John 14:6



Thank you for stopping by today and please visit Charlotte and Ginger and their lineup of participants for Spiritual Sundays. http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/
Have a blessed weekend.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

14 comments:

  1. Sandi!

    Your tea setting is simply gorgeous! I am excited to be decoarting this year for the first time in over 3 years. Been ill and pretty much a dsiplaced person or always on the move. I am putting up a pink tree with pink white and silver ornaments this weekend and all the adorble things I have found thrifting and at intage shops and bargain outlets! Starting over having lieterallly lost everything I owned. I have a loved one to share it all with now too.

    Today I posted my PINK GINGERBREAD MAN
    and am sponsoring a cookie swap and have a holiday giveaway! Please come join in the fun!

    Valrie

    Http://poemsmyway-valrie.blogspot.com

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  2. Hi Sandi! I love your beautiful Advent candles! I made myself an Advent wreath just recently, inspired years ago by the one Tasha Tudor spoke in a t.v. special I saw! Finally, this year, I made one for myself, and hope to post it sometime soon. It's a beautiful tradition I'm happy to finally start in my own home!.... Have a great weekend! ~tina

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  3. Just beautiful. I love your blog header. Your tree is dreamy! Happy Holidays to your and yours :)
    Roselle

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  4. Hi Sandi...I never knew about the candles and advent but this week I posted something similiar. He is the way....to freedom and hope. Have a great weekend.

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  5. Thanks Sandi! I don't really know anything about the advent candles as I haven't heard about them since I was a kid. Now I go to a non-denominational church that doesn't follow those old traditions. so this is really cool!

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  6. Beautiful post, beautiful blog.
    God bless you, sister!

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  7. My mother in law always had the most beautiful advent candle displays. Yours reminds of hers...so lovely. Have a wonderful week. I am off to check out your Christmas blog...what fun!

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  8. Oh yes, He is our blessed hope! Have a wonderful weekend.

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  9. Thank you for sharing advent with us. We used an advent wreath and candles and daily devotions for so long..now with the kids gone it is sometimes hard to remember...your post is a wonderful reminder of Advent and the time of waiting. God bless.

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  10. While reading this post, I had vivid memories of my childhood...lighting the advent candles before dinner and watching the sizes of the candles change throughout the month. Wow. I better start a tradition like that with my little one! Thanks for posting this.
    Carrie

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  11. Thank you for sharing the meaning of the candles. The candles also remind me that He is the light of the world.
    Blessings as you prepare for Christmas.
    Charlotte

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  12. I loved your explanation of The Second Sunday of Advent. Have a blessed week.

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  13. A beautiful post about advent. Thank you!
    Blessings~
    Gwenny

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  14. What a pretty blog. I love your tea set and it is gorgeous next to the tree. The packages on the stool...so precious. Of course I have to mention that beautiful baby girl. I have 2 little grandsons and I would love to get to buy pink some day!

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