A Season of Expectation: Our Hope is God


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Today is the first Sunday in the season of Advent. The word advent itself comes from the Latin word “adventus” meaning “arrival.” We prepare for the arrival of Christ. Most churches will have an advent wreath, holding four candles on the outside, and a candle in the center. Churches will light a new candle each week, leading up to Christmas, and on Christmas or Christmas Eve, light the center candle. This Sunday we will light the candle of Hope. Also known as the “prophecy candle,” the candle of hope for Advent assures us we can have hope that God will fulfill the prophecies declared in the Old Testament about Jesus. Hope doesn’t disappoint us (Romans 5:5).