Food for Thought-It’s One Thing To Light the Advent Candles, It’s Another To Be A Light In Dark World


Gracious God,

We light three Advent candles this morning. We are drawing nearer to our Advent destination. It is one thing to light candles, it is yet another to take that light into the world and become the light. May we step beyond the symbolism this morning. My prayer is that the lights of hope, joy, and peace leave this sanctuary in the lives of all who attend worship. May our encounter with the lights of hope, joy, and peace illuminate the reality of the incarnation in the corners of our lives where we are unwilling or unable to rejoice, pray, or sing.

In the Name of the One Who is To Come,


–Richard Bryant