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Advent Candles ~ A Poem by Connie Arnold

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Light a candle of Hope for the first week of December;
As Advent candles are lit, we should always try to remember
The baby, whose birth we celebrate and which we now await,
Is the Hope of the world whose coming we joyfully anticipate.

Light a candle of Peace, the second one we light,
As we await the One who saves from the dark of night.
This is the Messiah, whom prophets long foretold,
The One wise men brought frankincense, myrrh and gold.

Light a candle of Joy, and this will be the third,
As we rejoice and sing, like the angels the shepherds heard.
This joy is a special blessing that grows as the time draws near,
As we approach Christ’s coming and wait for Him to appear.

Light a candle of Anticipation for the final one,
As we near the celebration of the birth of God’s holy Son.
We wait for the imminent coming of the greatest gift of Love,
When God sends His beloved Son to earth from heaven above.

© Connie Arnold

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Connie Arnold said...

Thank you for sharing my poem, Karla! Getting close to the last week of Advent and having all the candles lit, spreading the light of Christ through the world.

Karla Meachem said...

You're welcome! :)