Christmas Day - The Candle of Christ

We light this final Advent flame,
Surrounded by flickering symbols of hope, love, peace and joy.
A simple flame declaring the eternal truth,
That Christ our Saviour has come.

Our Advent journey reaches its end,
Not is some great throne room or palace of state,
But in the sacred chaos of human birth.
With a helpless child laid in a makeshift cradle.

And amidst the chaos of our anxious world,
Where accusation and uncertainty so easily prevail,
We quietly declare,
That Christ has come to us;
God is one with us;
And one day Christ will come again.

Readings from previous years can be found by following this link (2017) or this link (2016)

1 - The Candle of Hope
2 - The Candle of Love
3 - The Candle of Peace
4 - The Candle of Joy

If you are using this reading in a public worship context you can download projectable images from Baptists Together
Use this link for standard screen format
Use this link for widescreen format

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