By: Kristen Kane
Readings: Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 4:6-8, 2 Peter 1:16-21
What are you uncovering about yourself? What is God revealing to you? How has the waiting been? Howard Thurman through his prayer entitled “Christmas Candles” calls us into the world to be a light of God’s grace and love. What candles will you be lighting this Christmas season?
I will light candles this Christmas
Candles of joy, despite all the sadness,
Candles of hope where despair keeps watch.
Candles of courage where fear is ever present,
Candles of peace for tempest-tossed days,
Candles of grace to ease heavy burdens.
Candles of love to inspire all my living.
Candles that will burn all the year long.
– Howard Thurman