We are filled with HOPE that God’s promises, made long ago, will continue to come true in our experience of the world. The colors of our Advent candles, going from purple to dark blue, light blue, and rose, represent the sky at dawn and the hope of a new day. The flickering flame of the candle reminds us that our hope is lived out in prayer and action as we journey toward Christmas … together – knowing that God journeys with us.
from Advent Candle Lighting Liturgy
photo by Ruth Harker