The Candle of Peace Devotional
Week two of advent allows us to prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of our Savior. Please allow this second Christmas Advent devotional to fill your Christmas with light and life.
Advent Devotional – Week Two
Peace: Freedom from disturbance; tranquility.
The Candle of Peace
The Candle of Hope has already been lit. What is to be done with that hope? As the second candle is lit, hope fills the believer’s heart and peace washes over them a they prepare for their Messiah. Many Israelites were preparing for a Messiah who would free them from their oppressors, restore their land, and rule over them with love. What they received was a baby, born in a manger. This small child didn’t seem to be the fulfillment of their preparation. Those who understood scriptures, understood that Jesus was the full embodiment of the prophecies. Individuals like Anna and Simeon had prepared their hearts and minds to understand the nature of the Lord in such a way that they readily turned their lives over to a helpless babe. These precious saints had peace in knowing that the Messiah was coming and were blessed to be able to see him with their own eyes.
We also called to be at peace in our season of preparation. Our Messiah is returning. As children of God, we have to be preparing our hearts and lives to welcome our Savior at His return. In our preparation, we can be at peace, knowing that whether He returns in our life times or not; our thoughts, actions, and spirits should be so wrapped up in reflecting our Savior that others are drawn to Him through us.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)