- Praise be to your God!
- For He has done marvelous things.
- He promised to send His Son, Jesus.
- We wait and anticipate His coming anew!
Today we continue in the Season of Advent. The color is blue and is symbolic of hope. The first candle is called THE PROPHECY CANDLE. The SECOND CANDLE IS CALL THE BETHLEHEM CANDLE. THE THIRD CANDLE IS CALLED THE SHEPHERD’S CANDLE It leads us back to the Old Testament prophet Ezekiel who told the Jews who had been in captivity for 70 years that they would be led home to Judah. God’s Great Shepherd would bring them home. Many years later Jesus would give Himself the title “The Good Shepherd.
11‘For thus says the Lord God: “Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out. 12“As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so will I seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day. 13“And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14“I will feed them in good pasture, and their fold shall be on the high mountains of Israel. There they shall lie down in a good fold and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. 15“I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down,” says the Lord God. 16“I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong, and feed them in judgment.”
WE NOW LIGHT THE SHEPHERD’S CANDLE AND WE SING
VERSE 1,2 and 3 OF “LIGHT ONE CANDLE’ IN WOV 630