The fifth and final candle of Advent represents Jesus Christ. This candle signifies the ultimate reason for our Christmas journey - the baby Jesus, God's only Son, the Savior of the world. Jesus is truly the reason for and the meaning of Christmas, and He is the source of all the gifts we've discovered on this Advent journey - hope, love, joy, and peace.
Celebrate the birth of Jesus! The waiting is almost over; the Messiah is coming. And even as we celebrate His arrival in our world, our anticipation grows - and we continue to live longing and expectation for His second coming when His work will be complete and all the earth will be restored. Yet even now on the eve of Jesus's birth, we rejoice. Christ has come! He will come again!
How have you most felt Jesus's hope, peace, joy, and love this season?