What to Expect With Having Advent Devotionals
People cannot wait for the most wonderful time of the year to take place but before that, they must have some anticipation and hope during the Advent season first. Before the Christmas day, count the four Sundays before this day and ending the Christmas eve and this will be the entire Advent season that is used to prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ, hence Christmas. The term Advent is a Latin term that basically means coming.
The Advent season has long been symbolized by the Christians with an Advent wreath that gives some inspiration to other people that Jesus is coming. This is the perfect time for every Christian family to be lighting the candles from the Advent wreath and be reading Advent devotionals and Bible verses that will give them some reminder of the real meaning of the birth of Jesus and what this implies on the lives of people in the past, present, and the coming years.
Each candle that you can find surrounding the center candle has various meanings and most will have different interpretations of them, yet almost all people can agree with the fact that the center candle is one that is used to mean Jesus Christ. When you look at some Christian churches, you will notice that they have declared the four candles to mean peace, love, hope, and joy. When you will be visiting other churches, these four candles will then be taken as something that will mean some of the most important people during the birth of Christ such as the angels, the shepherds, Mary, and Joseph. For some people, these candles have been shown to have various meanings of waiting for the birth of Jesus Christ.
The best part about having Advent devotionals is the fact that you will be able to learn more about the real meaning of the Advent season and what it brings about in your life as a Christian when you will be waiting for Jesus Christ to be born and to be coming into your own life. The first page of your Advent devotionals will let you in on what colors you can find among these candles in these Advent wreaths and what is the meaning of just about each of these candles. What might be common in your church could be your candles could be in 1 pink color and 3 blue color or purple color candles where the middle candle will be colored white. Now, if you take a look at some Advent wreaths, all of their candles could be coming in the color of white. You must be able to have some idea that by looking at Advent devotionals, you will be able to better reflect on the meaning of the purple candles and what they symbolize in terms of waiting for the coming of Jesus Christ. The color of the pink candle is also there to denote some joy when it comes to waiting. Lastly, the candle found in the middle in the color of white means Jesus Christ and his coming.