The Christmas Season begins with the First Sunday in Advent. The first of four Sundays of preparation for the celebration of Christmas day when Christ was born. During church the first candle will be lit and seasonal hymns will be a part of the service as we ‘prepare the way of the Lord’ .
“The birth of Christ is the central event in the history of the earth — the very thing the whole story has been about.” — C.S. Lewis
The first candle is the candle of hope, we have hope because God keeps His promises. The following Sundays candles for love, joy and peace will be lit then on Christmas Eve the Christ candle.