- 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 begin the Season of Advent. The color is blue and is symbolic of hope. The fist candle is called THE PROPHECY CANDLE. It leads us back to the Old Testament prophet Isaiah who told of the coming of the Messiah 800 years before Jesus was born. We read from Isaiah 9:2-7
2 The people who walked in darkness
Have seen a great light;
Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death,
Upon them a light has shined.
3 You have multiplied the nation
And increased its joy;
They rejoice before You
According to the joy of harvest,
As men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
4 For You have broken the yoke of his burden
And the staff of his shoulder,
The rod of his oppressor,
As in the day of Midian.
5 For every warrior’s sandal from the noisy battle,
And garments rolled in blood,
Will be used for burning and fuel of fire.
6 For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
WE NOW LIGHT THE PROPHECY CANDLE AND WE SING
VERSE 1 OF “LIGHT ONE CANDLE’ IN WOV 630