What to Expect With Having Advent Devotionals
People cannot wait for the most wonderful time of the year to take place but before that, they must have some anticipation and hope during the Advent season first. Before the Christmas day, count the four Sundays before this day and ending the Christmas eve and this will be the entire Advent season that is used to prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ, hence Christmas. The term Advent is a Latin term that basically means coming.
The Advent season has long been symbolized by the Christians with an Advent wreath that gives some inspiration to other people that Jesus is coming. The Advent season can be better celebrated and be made more meaningful when Christians will be reading their own Advent devotionals and applicable Bible verses while lighting the Advent candles to reflect more on the meaning of the birth of Jesus Christ.
When you look at the candles found in the Advent wreath, you will come to terms that they have varying meanings across places but what holds true among them is the center candle that is said to mean the time when Jesus Christ was given to the world. For some countries, these four candles could mean love, joy, peace, and hope. On the other hand, for some churches, these four candles represent some of the important characters during the birth of Jesus Christ such as Mary, Joseph, the angels, and the shepherds. There are still some people, however, that focus on waiting and be having various meanings of waiting as reflected on these four candles until the middle and final candle will be reached to mean the birth of Jesus Christ.
Advent devotionals will let you in on the meaning of each of these candles, the Advent wreath, its meaning, and what you can do to wait for the coming of Jesus Christ in the most meaningful manner. By looking at Advent devotionals, you will be introduced by the various colors of the candles that they have. What might be common in your church could be your candles could be in 1 pink color and 3 blue color or purple color candles where the middle candle will be colored white. When it comes to the other candles in some Advent wreaths, you will see that all of their candles are colored white. By looking at the Advent wreaths and reading Advent devotionals, you will be able to be amazed that you will be taught about the real meaning of the purple candles to serve as something that will mean that you are waiting patiently for the birth of Jesus Christ. You can also read about the pink candle to mean waiting in joy for his coming. Lastly, the candle found in the middle in the color of white means Jesus Christ and his coming.